[Air-L] content analysis software?

Nikos smyrnaios at hotmail.com
Thu Nov 28 04:58:25 PST 2013

Hi Stefania, 

you can try http://www.iramuteq.org/ which is a free software of lexicometric analysis made by Pierre Ratinaud. The website is in French but the software handles english.



> Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2013 07:51:32 -0500
> From: stefania.milan at utoronto.ca
> To: air-l at listserv.aoir.org
> CC: p.j.m.koene at tilburguniversity.edu
> Subject: [Air-L] content analysis software?
> Hi everyone
> A student of mine (who for some reason has not been able to subscribe  
> to this list) is looking for a (possibly open source) software to do  
> content analysis of newspaper articles from an online database. She is  
> also looking at the trail version of WordStat, and is curious to know  
> whether anyone can recommend it. See her email below (to speed things  
> up, I agree to post her request for her. Please reply to Puck directly  
> (p.j.m.koene at tilburguniversity.edu)).
> Thanks for any suggestions and advice you might want to share with us
> Stefania Milan
> ----
>  From Puck Koene [p.j.m.koene at tilburguniversity.edu]
> Hey everyone,
> In order to graduate I am currently writing my master thesis. The plan  
> is to examine thousands of news articles extracted from an online  
> database. However, so far I have no knowledge of any good software to  
> automate this process. I was hoping y?all could help me answer the  
> question as to whether you know any software to do proper content  
> analysis. Does any of you by any chance have experience with WordStat?  
> I'm particularly interested in the trial version as I need to be able  
> to have access to the results of my analysis after the trail version  
> has expired. The software I?m looking for needs to be able to detect  
> types of sources used by journalists and add them together, so  
> basically I need the software to look for certain key words. If you  
> know any good software (especially free software or trial versions) to  
> run a proper content analysis I would love to hear from you. Thank you  
> in advance.
> Best,
> Puck Koene, Student Communication and Information Sciences
> Tilburg University (Netherlands)
> p.j.m.koene at tilburguniversity.edu
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