Content Analysis

Paperback | December 4, 2015

byJames Drisko, Tina Maschi

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Content Analysis offers a comprehensive 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 aninclusive, and carefully differentiated, examination of contemporary content analysis research purposes and methods. Such a book is not currently available. Chapter One examines the conceptual base and history of content analysis, then the next three chapters examine each approach to content analysis in depth, using brief illustrative exemplar studies. Each of the methodology chapters employs a consistent outline to help readers compare and contrast thethree different approaches. Chapter 5 examines rigor in content analysis and highlights steps to ensure the internal coherence of studies. This book concludes with exploration of two full-length studies: Chapter 6 examines the use of content analysis for advocacy and building public awareness topromote human rights and social justice. Chapter 7 reviews a full-length study of older adults in prison to detail how content analysis is completed and how different approaches may be usefully combined.

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Content Analysis offers a comprehensive 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 aninclusive, and carefully differentiated, exami...

James W. Drisko, PhD, LICSW, is Professor at the Smith College School for Social Work. He is the co-author of Evidence-based Practice in Clinical Social Work and of several articles on social work research methods, practice and practice evaluation. Dr. Drisko was elected to the National Academies of Practice in Social Work in 2008 and...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:December 4, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190215496

ISBN - 13:9780190215491

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Preface1. Introduction2. Basic Content Analysis3. Interpretive Content Analysis4. Qualitative Content Analysis5. Enhancing Rigor in Content Analysis Studies and Reports6. Content Analysis for Public Awareness and Advocacy7. A Case Example Applying Basic and InterpretiveContent Analysis to Newly Collected DataReferencesIndex