Research

Computer-Aided Text Analysis:
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About Computer-Aided Text Analysis

  • Duriau, V. J., Reger, R. K., & Pfarrer, M. D. (2007). A content analysis of the content analysis literature in the organization studies: Research themes, data sources, and methodological refinements. Organizational Research Methods, 10, 5-34.
  • Kabanoff, B. (1997). Computers can read as well as count: Computer-aided text analysis in organizational research. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 18(S1), 507-511.
  • Krippendorff, K. (2004). Content analysis: An introduction to its methodology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Morris, R. (1994). Computerized content analysis in management research: A demonstration of advantages & limitations. Journal of Management, 20, 903-931.
  • Neuendorf, K. A. (2002). The content analysis guidebook. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Pennebaker, J., Mehl, M., & Niederhoffer, K. (2003). Psychological aspects of natural language use: Our words, our selves. Annual Review of Psychology, 54, 547-577.
  • Rosenberg, S. D., Schnurr, P. P., & Oxman, T. E. (1990). Content analysis: A comparison of manual and computerized systems. Journal of Personality Assessment, 54, 298-310.
  • Short, J. C., & Palmer, T. B. (2008). The application of DICTION to content analysis research in strategic management. Organizational Research Methods, 11, 727-752.
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Best Practices in Computer-Aided Text Analysis

  • Short, J. C., Broberg, J. C., Cogliser, C. C., & Brigham, K. H. (2010). Construct validation using computer-aided text analysis (CATA): An illustration using entrepreneurial orientation. Organizational Research Methods, 13, 320-347.
  • McKenny, A. F., Short, J. C., & Payne, G. T. (2013). Using CATA to elevate constructs in organizational research: Validating an organizational-level measure of psychological capital. Organizational Research Methods, 16, 152-184.
  • McKenny, A. F., Aguinis, H., Short, J. C., & Anglin, A. H. (In Press). What doesn't get measured does exist: Improving the accuracy of computer-aided text analysis. Journal of Management doi: 10.1177/0149206316657594.
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Empirical Examples using Computer-Aided Text Analysis

  • Bligh, M. C., Kohles, J. C., & Meindl, J. R. (2004). Charting the language of leadership: A methodological investigation of President Bush and the crisis of 9/11. Journal of Applied Psychology, 89, 562-574.
  • Finkelstein, S. (1997). Interindustry Merger Patterns and Resource Dependence: A Replication and Extension of Pfeffer (1972). Strategic Management Journal, 18(10), 787-810.
  • Payne, G. T., Brigham, K., Broberg, J. C., Moss, T. W., & Short, J. C. (2011). Organizational virtue orientation and family firms. Business Ethics Quarterly, 21, 257-285.
  • Short, J. C., Payne, G. T., Brigham, K. H., Lumpkin, G. T., & Broberg, J. C. (2009). Family firms and entrepreneurial orientation in publicly traded firms: A comparative analysis of the S&P 500. Family Business Review, 22, 9-24.
  • Zachary, M. A., McKenny, A. F., Short, J. C., Davis, K. M., & Wu, D. (2011). Franchise branding: An organizational identity perspective. Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, 39, 629-645.
  • Zachary, M. A., McKenny, A. F., Short, J. C., & Payne, G. T. (2011). Family business and market orientation: Construct validation and comparative analysis. Family Business Review, 24, 233-251.
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About CAT Scanner

  • McKenny, A. F., & Short, J. C. (2012). CAT Scanner Manual. Norman, OK: Authors.
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Examples Using CAT Scanner

  • McKenny, A. F., Aguinis, H., Short, J. C., & Anglin, A. H. (In Press). What doesn't get measured does exist: Improving the accuracy of computer-aided text analysis. Journal of Management doi: 10.1177/0149206316657594.
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