Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Web Graph as Content Analysis

I find that a great way to approach web graph analysis methodologically is in terms of a more traditional and established method in communications research, content analysis. Although it may seem counterintuitive, web graph analysis fits perfectly well within the conceptual framework of content analysis. My paper "Web Graph Analysis in Perspective: Description and Evaluation in terms of Krippendorff's Conceptual Framework for Content Analysis" presents this argument in detail. If you have questions about the validty of web graph analysis as a research method, this paper will provide some answers.

AoIR, Chicago

If you happen to be in Chicago at the Association for Internet Reseacher's Conference, Internet Generations 6.0, join us in the Lincolnshire room of the Marriot Hotel at 3:30, Thursday (October 6th) for the panel "Emerging Methods for Analyzing A New Generation of Civic Engagement on the Web." I'll be presenting the paper " Issue Politics, Social Networks and the Web Graph" co-authored with Annenberg Dean Michael X. Delli Carpini.