• Zissis Hadijs

Research: How language patterns can affect conference acceptance rates

In the Research series, we highlight recent LIWC-based academic research that has implications for many of the use cases that our clients are focused on.

When reviewers preliminarily screen applicants for jobs, schools, or funding - they often solely rely on written language samples.

The authors of this study sough to test their hypothesis that language patterns indicating complexity and confidence correlate positively to a conference's submission acceptance rate. The researchers used LIWC to analyze 9,559 submissions to the International Communication Association conference, and discovered that abstracts that contained more complexity and causality were likely to be accepted.

The implications of this research are important, as it hints to the fact that certain language is likely to be seen as more credible, thoughtful, specific, etc.

To read more about these findings, click here.