An Old Tool with New Promise
Sociologist Andrew M. Lindner explores the increasing popularity of the research tool of content analysis and how innovation has given rise to new opportunities and new concerns.
Links from the Article
- Pew Research’s Project for Excellence in Journalism project with an ongoing content analysis of the “newshole.”
- The Dynamics of Collective Action research (McAdam, McCarthy, Olzak, and Soule)
- Ezra Klein’s word cloud
- A simple online content analysis tool. It’s content analysis of this article reveals Lindner used 656 unique words in 1439 words. Average sentence length was 26.16 words. Only 11% of Lindner’s words were “hard words,” but apparently it is at college level of reading difficult (15th grade level). Unsurprisingly, the two most common words are “content” and “analysis.”