This week the Society for Applied Anthropology is holding its annual meeting in Santa Fe, NM. Amber Wutich and I are offering a one-day workshop on Text Analysis: Systematic Methods for Analyzing Qualitative Data. Here you can view a short overview video and download data we’ll be using in the workshop.
Update, 8/15/09: Better late than never, here are the readings we recommended at the workshop back in March. Due to copyright, PDFs are password-protected for workshop participants only.
Crabtree, B. F., & Miller, W. L. (1992). A template approach to text analysis: developing and using codebooks. In B. F. Crabtree & W. L. Miller (Eds.), Doing Qualitative Research (pp. 93-109). Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.
Hirschman, E. C. (1987). People as products: analysis of a complex marketing exchange. Journal of Marketing, 51, 98-108.
Kearney, M. H., Murphy, S., Irwin, K., & Rosenbaum, M. (1995). Salvaging self: a grounded theory of pregnancy on crack cocaine. Nursing Research, 44(4), 208-213.
MacQueen, K. M., McLellan, E., Kay, K., & Milstein, B. (1998). Codebook development for team-based qualitative analysis. Cultural Anthropology Methods, 10(2), 31-36.
Nolan, J. M., & Ryan, G. W. (2000). Fear and loathing at the cineplex: gender differences in descriptions and perceptions of slasher films. Sex Roles, 42(1/2), 39-56.
Quinn, N. (1982). "Commitment" in American marriage: a cultural analysis. American Ethnologist, 9(4), 775-798.
Ryan, G., & Bernard, H. R. (2000). Data management and analysis methods. In N. K. Denzin & Y. S. Lincoln (Eds.), Handbook of Qualitative Research (2nd ed., pp. 769-802). Walnut Creek: Sage.
Ryan, G., & Bernard, H. R. (2003). Techniques to identify themes. Field Methods, 15(1), 85-109.
Ryan, G. W., & Weisner, T. (1998). Content analysis of words in brief descriptions: How fathers and mothers describe their children. In V. C. de Munck & E. J. Sobo (Eds.), Using methods in the field: A practical introduction and casebook (pp. 57-68). Walnut Creek: AltaMira Press.