analysis to determine the meaning, purpose, or effect of any type of communication, as literature, newspapers, or broadcasts, by studying and evaluating the details, innuendoes, and implications of the content, recurrent themes, etc.
Origin of content analysis
First recorded in 1950–55
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Medicine definitions for content analysis
Any of various techniques for classifying and studying the verbalizations of normal or psychologically impaired individuals.
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