Expressiveness is a sorting capability that dscout has created specifically to help you sort through your screener applications and Diary entries in order to find the most thorough scout responses, whether for finding a good fit for your mission or finding a great response for your analysis.


Expressiveness is determined by a proprietary machine learning algorithm. It takes into account, among other things:

  • Linguistic features of scouts’ open-ended and video responses
  • Metadata from their videos
  • Their ability to follow instructions

To sort by Expressiveness, expand the "Sort by" section in the top right of the Applications or Entries Grid page, then select Expressiveness. Scouts will automatically be sorted from most to least Expressive. 

Don’t forget to also filter by closed-ended questions and demographics, to make sure you’re finding the scouts with the right characteristics for your mission.

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