ACSPRI Conferences, RC33 Eighth International Conference on Social Science Methodology

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Use of Hermeneutic system for codding and statistical analysis of authorial intentions

Sigitas Vaitkevicius

Building: Law Building
Room: Breakout 4 - Law Building, Room 106
Date: 2012-07-11 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Last modified: 2011-12-08


The paper deals with the quantitative analysis of the authorial intentions which enables to convert the variables used in the narratives and qualitative research such as interviews into quantitative variables and compare them to variables used in quantitative research. This methodology is based on the combination of Romanticist, Phenomenological, Dialectical, Critical, and Post-structural hermeneutic systems of interpretation described by F.P.A. Demeterio III, (2001), the specially designed content systematization technique which describes the logical sequence of content construct identification and is based on A.M. Wilkinson’s (1991) Key and Hook technique, and G. Merkys’ (2005) operationalization developed using the dichotomous coding technique. The paper describes the methodology and the areas of its application. It also gives a practical example of its application in a research study.