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Title Text analysis for the social sciences : methods for drawing statistical inferences from texts and transcripts / edited by Carl W. Roberts
Published Mahwah NJ. : Erlbaum, [1997]


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Description ix, 316 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series LEA's communication series
LEA's communication series.
Contents Introduction / Carl W. Roberts -- 1. A Matter of Definition / Gilbert Shapiro and John Markoff -- 2. Thematic Text Analysis: New Agendas for Analyzing Text Content / Philip J. Stone -- 3. Semantic Text Analysis: On the Structure of Linguistic Ambiguity in Ordinary Discourse / Carl W. Roberts -- 4. Network Text Analysis: The Network Position of Concepts / Kathleen M. Carley -- 5. Perceptions of Social Change: 100 Years of Front-Page Content in The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times / Wayne A. Danielson and Dominic L. Lasorsa -- 6. The Unobtrusive Measurement of Psychological States and Traits / Louis A. Gottschalk -- 7. Labor Unrest in the Italian Service Sector: An Application of Semantic Grammars / Roberto Franzosi -- 8. Environmental Change and Conflict: Analyzing the Ethiopian Famine of 1984-1985 / Scott Savaiano and Philip A. Schrodt
9. Assessing the Portrayal of Science as a Process of Inquiry in High School Biology Textbooks: An Application of Linguistic Content Analysis / Elizabeth M. Eltinge -- 10. Applications of Computer-Aided Text Analysis: Analyzing Literary and Nonliterary Texts / Michael E. Palmquist, Kathleen M. Carley and Thomas A. Dale -- 11. Reasoning in Economic Discourse: An Application of the Network Approach to the Dutch Press / Jan Kleinnijenhuis, Jan A. de Ridder and Ewald M. Rietberg -- 12. Computer Programs for the Analysis of Texts and Transcripts / Roel Popping -- 13. The Future of Coders: Human Judgments in a World of Sophisticated Software / Gilbert Shapiro -- 14. Developments in Computer Science With Application to Text Analysis / Robert Bechtel -- 15. Text Analysis and Natural Language Database Systems / Albert L. Baker -- 16. A Theoretical Map for Selecting Among Text Analysis Methods / Carl W. Roberts
Summary This book provides descriptions and illustrations of cutting-edge text analysis methods for communication and market research, cultural, historical-comparative, and event analysis, curriculum evaluation, psychological diagnosis, language development research, and for any research in which statistical inferences are drawn from samples of texts. Although the book is accessible to readers having no experience with content analysis, the text analysis expert will find substantial new material in its pages. The methods presented here will be useful for international research, as well as for practitioners from the fields of sociology, political science, journalism/communication, computer science, marketing, education, and English
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Content analysis (Communication)
Social sciences -- Methodology.
Social sciences -- Research -- Methodology.
Author Roberts, Carl W.
LC no. 96040299
ISBN 0805817344 (alk. paper)
0805817352 (paperbackalk.paper)