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Theory, Method, and Practice in Computer Content Analysis
     

Theory, Method, and Practice in Computer Content Analysis

by Mark D. West
 

ISBN-10: 1567505023

ISBN-13: 9781567505023

Pub. Date: 04/30/2001

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

In recent years, computer content analysis has undergone something of a renaissance. Inexpensive and powerful desktop computers mean that computer analysis of texts is available to most researchers. The availability of software to do analyses, however, is not always linked to clear theoretical and methodological understandings. This volume seeks to deal with this

Overview

In recent years, computer content analysis has undergone something of a renaissance. Inexpensive and powerful desktop computers mean that computer analysis of texts is available to most researchers. The availability of software to do analyses, however, is not always linked to clear theoretical and methodological understandings. This volume seeks to deal with this concern by providing, from scholars in a variety of disciplines, perspectives upon the theoretical and methodological issues which arise when conducting content analysis via computer. Although it is not always obvious, computer content analysis is a method which inevitably calls for theoretical assumptions. Those theoretical assumptions in turn drive methodological considerations, and method in turn determines the form of the practice of computer content analysis.

This volume includes ten articles by well-known scholars utilizing computer content analysis. A variety of methodological, theoretical, and practical issues are here addressed, presenting unique methods and perspectives for the consideration of computer content analysis. Intended for an audience of graduate students, scholars, and in-field practitioners, Theory, Method and Practice of Computer Content Analysis will serve as an invaluable resource of ideas and practices for those interested in using computers to analyze textual material.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567505023
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/30/2001
Series:
Progress in Communication Sciences Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Theory

In Praise of Dumb Clerks by Robert L. Stevenson

Historical Foundations of Computer-Assisted Content Analysis by Donald L. Diefenach

Redeveloping DICTION: Theoretical Considerations by Roderick P. Hart

Frame Mapping: A Quantitative Method for Investigating Issues in the Public Sphere by Mark Miller and Bonnie Parnell Reichert

Toward a Typology and Theoretical Grounding for Computer Content Analysis by Mark D. West and Linda K. Fuller

Method

Computer Content Analysis and Manual Coding Techniques: A Comparative Analysis by Alf Linderman

Pre-Assessment of Scale Reliability: A Computer Content Analysis Approach by Donald G. McTavish

Probabilistic Classifiers for Tracking Point-of-View by J.M. Wiebe and R.F. Bruce

Practice

New Methods of Content Analysis in Education, Evaluation, and Psychology by Herbert J. Walberg, Gretchen W. Arian, Susan J. Paik, and John Miller

The Future of Computer Content Analysis: Trends, Unexplored Lands, and Speculations by Mark D. West

Author Index

Subject Index

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