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Content Analysis

James Drisko and Tina Maschi


This book offers an overview of the variation within content analysis, along with detailed descriptions of three approaches found in the contemporary literature: basic content analysis, interpretive content analysis, and qualitative content analysis. This book provides an inclusive and carefully differentiated examination of contemporary content analysis research purposes and methods. Chapter 1 examines the conceptual base and history of content analysis. The next three chapters examine in depth each approach as a single approach to content analysis, using brief, illustrative exemplar studies. ... More

Keywords: content analysis, interpretive content analysis, qualitative content analysis, rigor, advocacy, exemplar studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780190215491
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190215491.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Drisko, author
Professor, Smith College School of Social Work

Tina Maschi, author
Associate Professor, Fordham University