The Content Analysis Reader

The Content Analysis Reader

By: Mary Angela Bock (author), Klaus Krippendorff (author)Paperback

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Presenting a collection of studies that exemplify what content analysts do and how they solve problems in applying this methodology, this book offers readers additional insights into designing and conducting their own research. It enables readers to learn the process of conducting content analysis research whether used as a companion to Krippendorff's Content Analysis text, as a supplemental text for content analysis courses, or as an introduction to content analysis by examples.

About Author

Klaus Krippendorff (PhD in Communication, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1967) is Professor of Communication and Gregory Bateson Term Professor for Cybernetics, Language, and Culture at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication. Besides numerous publications in journals of communication, sociological methodology, cybernetics, and system theory, he authored Information Theory, Structural Models for Qualitative Data, a Dictionary of Cybernetics, edited Communication and Control in Society, and coedited The Analysis of Communication Content and Developments and Scientific Theories and Computer Techniques. Besides supporting various initiatives to develop content analysis techniques and continuing work on reliability measurement, Klaus Krippendorff's current interest is fourfold: With epistemology in mind, he inquires into how language brings forth reality. As a critical scholar, he explores the conditions of entrapment and liberation. As a second-order cybernetician, he plays with recursive constructions of self and others in conversations; and as designer, he attempts to move the meaning and human use of technological artifacts into the center of design considerations, causing a redesign of design - all of them exciting projects. Mary Angela Bock is a PhD Candidate at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication studying with Dr. Krippendorff. She is a former television journalist whose career stretched from the Iowa presidential caucuses to the Lewinsky hearings to the events of September 11. She studies the impact of convergent technologies on photojournalism and television news within the constructivist paradigm. She has contributed to the Visual Communication Quarterly and has twice received honors for papers presented at conferences for the International Communication Association.


Part 1: History and Conception of Content Analysis Introduction Quantitative Semantics in 18th Century Sweden - Karin Dovring Towards a Sociology of the Press: An Early Proposal for Content Analysis - Max Weber A Study of a New York Daily - Bryon C. Mathews The Scientific Analysis of the Press - Alvan A. Tenney Propaganda Analysis: A Case Study From World War II - Alexander L. George Letters From Jenny - Gordon W. Allport Impressionistic Content Analysis: Word Counting in Popular Media - Mary Angela Bock Part 2: Unitizing and Sampling Introduction "Good" Organizational Reasons for "Bad" Clinic Records - Harold Garfinkel Effectiveness of Random, Consecutive Day and Constructed Week Sampling - Daniel Riffe, Charles F. Aust, Stephen R. Lacy The Challenege of Applying Content Analysis to the World Wide Web - Sally J. McMillan Airplane Fatalities After Newspaper Stories About Murder and Suicide - David P. Phillips Interaction Process Analysis - Robert F. Bales Structural Analysis of Film - Siegfried Kracauer The Agenda-Setting Function of Mass Media - Maxwell E. McCombs, Donald L. Shaw Part 3: Inferences and Analytical Constructs Introduction Contingency Analysis: Validating Evidence and Process - Charles E. Osgood Four Types of Inference From Documents to Events - Vernon K. Dibble Politburo Images of Stalin - Nathan Leites, Elsa Bernaut, Raymond L. Garthoff Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches to Content Analysis - Alexander George Evaluative Assertion Analysis - Ole R. Holsti An Ecology of Text: Memes, Competition, and Niche Behavior - Michael L. Best Identifying the Unknown Communicator in Painting, Literature and Music - William J. Paisley Wheels of Time and the Interdependence of Value Change in America - J. Zvi Namenwirth Inferring the Readability of Text - Klaus Krippendorff Part 4: Coders and Coding Introduction Codebook Development for Team-Based Qualitative Analysis - Kathleen M. MacQueen, Eleanor McLellan, Kelly Kay, Bobby Milstein Coder Training: Explicit Instruction and Implicit Socialization? - Tony Hak, Ton Bernts The Future of Coders: Human Judgments in a World of Sophisticated Software - Gilbert Shapiro Comparing Human Coding and a Computer-Assisted Method - Brigitte L. Nacos, Robert Y. Shapiro, John T. Young, David P. Fan, Torsten Kjellstrand, Craig McCaa Coding Instructions: An Example - Joseph N. Cappella, Danielle J. Mittermaier, Judith Weiner, Lee Humphreys, Tiara Falcone, Mario Giorno Part 5: Categories and Data Languages Introduction Petitions and Prayers: An Analysis of Persuasive Appeals - Elihu Katz, Michael Gurevitch, Brenda Danet, Tsiyona Peled Changing National Forest Values - David N. Bengston, Zhi Xu The World Attention Survey - Harold D. Lasswell Constructing Content Analysis Scales in Counseling Research - Linda L. Viney, Peter Caputi How Often Is Often? - Milton Hakel Relative Risk in the News Media: A Quantification of Misrepresentation - Karen Frost, Erica Frank, Edward Maibach Television Violence: A Coding Scheme - Anu Mustonen, Lea Pulkkinen The Opinions of Little Orphan Annie and Her Friends - Lyle W. Shannon Gender Equity in Management Education: Inferences From Test Bank Questions - Randi L. Sims Mathematics Computer Software Characteristics and Gender - Kelly K. Chappell A Content Analysis of Music Videos - Richard L. Baxter, Cynthia De Riemer, Ann Landini, Larry Leslie, Michael W. Singletary Part 6: Reliability and Validity Introduction Scott's Pi: Reliability for Nominal Scale Coding - William A. Scott Testing the Reliability of Content Analysis Data: What Is Involved and Why - Klaus Krippendorff The Problem of Validating Content Analysis - Irving Janis Modes of Observation and the Validation of Interaction Analysis Schemes - M. Scott Poole, Joseph P. Folger Importance in Content Analysis: A Validity Problem - Milton Stewart The Gerbner Violence Profile: A Public Debate in Four Parts - David M. Blank, George Gerbner, Larry Gross, Marilyn Jackson-Beeck, Suzanne Jeffries-Fox, Nancy Signorielli Part 7: Computer-Aided Content Analysis Introduction Some Characteristics of Genuine Versus Simulated Suicide Notes - Daniel M. Ogilvie, Philip J. Stone, Edwin S. Shneidman Analyzing Literary and Non-Literary Texts - Michael E. Palmquist, Kathleen Carley, Thomas A. Dale CATPAC for Text Analysis: Presidential Debates - Marya L. Doerfel, George A. Barnett Inferences From Word Networks in Messages - James A. Danowski Reasoning in Economic Discourse: A Network Approach to the Dutch Press - Jan Kleinnijenhuis, Jan A. de Ridder, Ewald M. Rietberg Predictions of Public Opinion on the Spread of AIDS - David P. Fan, Gregory McAvoy Computerized Text Analysis of Al-Qaeda Transcripts - James W. Pennebaker, Cindy K. Chung

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  • ISBN13: 9781412949668
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 496
  • ID: 9781412949668
  • weight: 740
  • ISBN10: 1412949661

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