content analysis

content analysis

noun
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:
1950–55

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content analysis n.
Any of various techniques for classifying and studying the verbalizations of normal or psychologically impaired individuals.

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