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Archive for March, 2008

Textanz

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A tool that analyzes texts and gives frequency information for words, phrases, and wordforms. The site provides screenshots and a test version. Also available as add-in version for Microsoft Word (Fore Words).

Crawdad Technologies LLC

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Crawdad uses Centering Resonance Analysis, or CRA, a method that applies natural language processing to create a network model of text. Word influence is calculated based on the structural position of the word within the CRA Network. Available as desktop or web service version (“Crawdad Desktop 2.0” and “Crawdad Listening Post” respectively).

Methodspace

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Resources related to research methods by Sage Publications, including details on relevant books and journals, conferences, organizations, software and mailing lists. Provides free access to a journal ‘article of the month’ and a research methods blog.

General Inquirer Home Page

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Presentation of this classic software by Philip Stone and its development. Documents how the software is used and gives details about the Harvard-IV-4 and Lasswell dictionaries.

Quantitative Content Analysis Area

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The Palo Alto Research Center research team gives an overview about projects and selected publications. Projects dealt for example with topic identification, topic-based segmentation of documents or prediction of authoritativeness.

Textalyser

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Online text analysis tool, that gives detailed statistics for a given text or website including word and phrase frequency adn readability score.

Text Analysis Tool

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The Java applet written by Pavel Safronov calculates basic text statistics.

Study on the press coverage of childrens and youth television

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The project of the International Central Institute for Youth and Educational Television analyzed articles published within the years 1997 to 2001 on the topics of “children and television” and “young people and television”.

Interactive Options in Online Journalism: A Content Analysis of 100 U.S. Newspapers

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This article by Tanjev Schultz in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication analyzes interactive elements of online newspapers.

Software for Content Analysis – A Review

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The article from 2003 by Will Lowe, then Harvard University, gives an overview of basic software functions, programs and development environments and discusses choice criteria.

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