Automation of Qualitative Content Analysis: A Proposal

Annette Hoxtell


It is foreseeable that (semi-) automation of qualitative content analysis will soon take place; in fact it is already partially feasible. Based on a qualitative content analysis that I performed, I give an overview of what a semi-automated qualitative content analysis might look like, comprising the additional steps of data collection and transcription. This concept is a semi-automated one since it depends on continuous human-machine interaction. I point out automation approaches that are already in use and seem suitable for advancing the (semi-)automation of qualitative content analysis.


qualitative content analysis; automation; semi-automation; digitization; artificial intelligence; categories; coding frame; text mining; transcription


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