Content Analysis: Frequency Distribution of Words

Stata Journal, Volume 18 Number 2: pp. 379-386

12 Pages Posted: 7 Jul 2017 Last revised: 5 Aug 2018

See all articles by Mehmet F. Dicle

Mehmet F. Dicle

Loyola University New Orleans - Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business; Research ATA, LLC

Betul Dicle

Research ATA, LLC

Date Written: July 31, 2018

Abstract

Wide range of academic fields use content analysis. In the core of most common content analysis lies frequency distribution of individual words. Web sites and documents are mined for usage of certain words as well as for their frequency. We introduce a user written command wordfreq to process content (on-line and local) and to prepare a frequency distribution of individual words. Additionally, another user written command wordcloud is introduced to draw a simple word cloud graph for visual analysis of the frequent usage of specific words.

Keywords: word counting, frequency distribution, content analysis, word cloud.

Suggested Citation

Dicle, Mehmet F. and Dicle, Betul, Content Analysis: Frequency Distribution of Words (July 31, 2018). Stata Journal, Volume 18 Number 2: pp. 379-386. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2997101 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2997101

Mehmet F. Dicle (Contact Author)

Loyola University New Orleans - Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business ( email )

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New Orleans, LA 70118
United States

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Research ATA, LLC ( email )

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Betul Dicle

Research ATA, LLC ( email )

Mandeville, LA 70448
United States

HOME PAGE: http://researchata.com

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