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April 26, 2004

LIWC, hand-coding, and lack of sleep

I've spent the better part of the last two weeks working on a paper to complete my doctoral program's capstone class, L710 Research in Library and Information Science. This paper has made me really think about methodologies in a very different way. I have never spent much time thinking through the underlying assumptions of the way I worked with my research techniques before this paper. Writing this has been frustrating, labor intensive, and has taken way more time then I ever thought it would. But I'm glad I went through the exercise, I have a feeling I will never tackle a reseach project in quite the same way again after working through this paper.

Scheidt, L. A. (2004). A Comparison of Hand-Coded Content Analysis and Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count on Emotional Chatroom Content.

Abstract: This paper compares two different methodologies for content analysis coding, hand-coding and Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC), a computer-assisted software package, to ascertain how the methods compare in accuracy of coding for similar concepts, and ease of use when coding for emotional message content features in adolescent chatroom data. Underlying the hand-coding codebook development is the question of what emotional communication adolescents' expressed pre- and post-9/11 in a primarily adolescent chatroom. Two samples of 100 utterances each were analyzed using each method and the finding compared. LIWC found more examples of emotional communication through comparing the individual words of the posts to the programs default dictionary, which allows for limited contextualization through analysis of the word immediately preceding and trailing the main word. The hand-coded methodology considered the individual utterance and allowed for greater contextualization of the posts. Both LIWC and hand-coding were useful in analyzing the data and could be used for other research projects with the recommended changes in methodology and practice.

Posted by prolurkr at April 26, 2004 02:16 PM

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