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Archive for January, 2008



A software package for coding, annotating, retrieving and analyzing collections of documents or images. The software comes with integrated statistical and visualization tools, a report manager, and several analysis and retrieval features. The command log documents the analysis process and makes it possible to supervise the analysis, multiple coders are supported. Feature list, screenshots and a trial version are available.



Supports the transcription of several audio and video formats. Program features are presented in a quick tour. A free demo version is available.



Qualitative analysis software for coding, retrieving, and analyzing texts and multimedia data. Additional theory building features. Supports Windows and Mac OS X. Tutorials and a free limited edition are available for download.

Express Scribe


This free software assists the transcription of audio recordings. Several formats are supported. Versions for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. With Frequently Asked Questions, support forum and developers SDK.

A Detailed Analysis of the Conceptual, Logical, and Methodological Flaws in the Article: “Marketing Pornography on the Information Superhighway”


Critique of the Rimm study by Donna L. Hoffman and Thomas P. Novak.

Wolves in sheep’s clothing. A content analysis of children’s television


In this 2006 report the Parents Television Council focuses on entertainment programming for children aged 5-10 and tries to quantify occurences of violent behavior, verbal abuse, offensive language, problematic attitudes and behaviors, sexual content, offensive/excretory content and different social institutions. [PDF]

British Election Study 2001/02


As part of the study the press coverage of the 2001 election campaign has been analyzed. The initial release versions of the various datasets are available for downloading as is a document presenting some selected results.

The Gulf War as a Mental Disorder? A Statistical Test of DeMause’s Hypothesis


Editorial cartoons published from 1989 to 1991 were analyzed in order to test the that United States participation in the Gulf War was the result of a temporary mental disorder. Article from 1993 by Ted Goertzel.

The Invisible Primary – Invisible No Longer: A First Look at Coverage of the 2008 Presidential Campaign


Analyzes coverage of the candidates in election-campaign stories from January to May 2007 and reports on figures, tones, triggers and impact of the stories.
Joint report by the Project for Excellence in Journalism and the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Plitics and Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. [PDF]