Webinar: Automatic content analysis of internet texts: a review of methods and tools
Content analysis is a widely applied method, applicable to qualitative and quantitative data. In content analysis, computer programs could be used not only for manual typing of codes and categories but for automatic screening of texts, software-assisted identifying and coding of words, phrases, paragraphs, or events.
The webinar is aimed to scope the nature and extent of empirical research articles and online materials around automatic content analysis not limited to computer science, media, and communication and provide examples of automated content analysis. During the webinar, the systematically collected results from the empirical articles of the last five years examining the tools and methods of automatic content analysis and the related qualitative research focusing on social sciences are presented. The practical examples of methods, tools, and empirical applications are explained. Additionally, the research gaps and recommendations for the application of automated content analysis are provided. This lecture motivates qualitative researchers to use technological tools.