Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Content Analysis


“Content analysis is the identifying, quantifying, and analyzing of specific words, phrases, concepts, or other observable semantic data in a text or body of texts with the aim of uncovering some underlying thematic or rhetorical pattern running through these texts” (Huckin 14).

see also

citation context analysis

discourse analysis

qualitative research methods

research methods

rhetorical analysis

text analysis

Huckin, Thomas. “Content Analysis: What Texts Talk About.” What Writing Does and How It Does It: An Introduction to Analyzing Texts and Textual Practices. Ed. Charles Bazerman and Paul A. Prior. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2003. 13-32.

Lauer, Janice M., and J. William Asher. Composition Research: Empirical Designs. New York: Oxford UP, 1988.

Mostyn, B.  “The Content Analysis of Qualitative Research Data: A Dynamic Approach.” The Research Interview:  Uses and Approaches.  Ed. M. Brenner, J. Brown, and D. Canter.  New York: Academic P, 1985.  115-145.

Titscher, Stefan, Michael Meyer, Ruth Wodak, and Eva Vetter. Methods of Text and Discourse Analysis. Sage, 2000.