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400012 SE Manual and Computer-assisted Content Analysis (2016W)

SE Methods for Doctoral Candidates

Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 15 participants
Language: English



Termine: MI, 14:00 Uhr - 17:00 Uhr, am 5.10., 19.10., 16.11., 30.11., 14.12.2016 und 18.01.2017
Raum: HS 10 in der Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre., 1010 Wien


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The seminar offers an in-depth introduction to quantitative content analysis application for social science research, focusing on traditional, manual content analysis techniques as well as on developments in automated, computer assisted content analysis of digital material. It discusses the application of these approaches to different types or materials, from traditional newspapers to online multimedia stories, from party manifestos to election broadcasts, from purely textual to audio-visual material. The seminar reviews theoretical approaches and applies the practical steps in doing content analysis, from research question and hypothesis to codebook development, coder training, dictionary development, software handling, and reliability assessments. As a final assignment students will write a research proposal, ideally linked to their PhD project, focusing on methodological aspects and data collection instruments.

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