publication . Article . 2000

Qualitative Content Analysis

Philipp Mayring;
Open Access German
  • Published: 01 Jun 2000 Journal: Forum: Qualitative Social Research (issn: 1438-5627, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: FQS
The article describes an approach of systematic, rule guided qualitative text analysis, which tries to preserve some methodological strengths of quantitative content analysis and widen them to a concept of qualitative procedure. First the development of content analysis is delineated and the basic principles are explained (units of analysis, step models, working with categories, validity and reliability). Then the central procedures of qualitative content analysis, inductive development of categories and deductive application of categories, are worked out. The possibilities of computer programs in supporting those qualitative steps of analysis are shown and the ...
free text keywords: qualitative content analysis, content analysis, category, induction, intercoder-reliability, Social sciences (General), H1-99
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