Faculty Book: Charles P. Smith
Charles P. Smith, ed.
Motivation and Personality: Handbook of Thematic Content Analysis
(Cambridge University Press, 1992; paperback, 2008)
Motivation and Personality is the first book to be devoted primarily to content analysis systems for assessment of characteristics of the individuals, groups, or historical periods that create verbal materials. Part I discusses general issues such as the merits of content analysis and its relation to other contemporary methods of motivation and personality assessment, the determinants of thematic apperception, and the use of thematic methods in survey research and for the analysis of archival and naturally occurring verbal materials. Part II presents fourteen different coding manuals, each with an introductory chapter, and Part III deals with methodological considerations and materials for learning how to obtain and code verbal materials. Charles P. Smith is professor emeritus of psychology at the Graduate Center.
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Submitted on: JAN 30, 2013