TextQuest - Software


Test of category systems

The quality of a content analysis is depending on the quality of the category system. One control criterion is the sharpness of the categories, this must be tested. TextQuest performs this test and examines whether:

  1. a search word in the category system occurs several times
  2. whether a search word is part another search word

If one of these phenomena arises, then a passage in the text is coded several times, and that can falsify the entire result of a content analysis. The output file contains the search patterns with the appropriate line number, where it occurred, and so the errors can be easily corrected.