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Session Type: PDW Workshop
Program Session: 425 | Submission: 10743 | Sponsor(s): (OMT, BPS)
Scheduled: Saturday, Aug 5 2017 3:15PM - 5:15PM at Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atrium A705
Talk as Data: New Approaches to Analyzing Text to Advance Theory
Talk as Data

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Organizer: Jeffrey Loewenstein, U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Presenter: Sean Buchanan, U. of Manitoba
Presenter: Olga Khessina, Cornell U.
Presenter: Maria Rita Micheli, IESEG
Presenter: Eunice Yunjin Rhee, Seattle U.
Presenter: Hovig Tchalian, Drucker School of Management
Discussant: Stine Grodal, Boston U.
Discussant: Steven J. Kahl, Dartmouth College
Discussant: Derek Harmon, U. of Michigan
Discussant: William Ocasio, Northwestern U.
Discussant: Eero Vaara, Aalto U. School of Business
There is more said by and about organizations than ever before, and there are more tools to analyze texts than ever before. This ranges from more computational approaches such as topic modeling or sentiment analysis to more qualitative approaches such as narrative or discourse analysis. However, the explosion of approaches to analyzing linguistic data has meant that it is not always clear how to link analyses to organizational theorizing. It can be challenging to know how to align analysis with theory, to identify which aspects of texts to assess and to understand what they might mean. Some research considers texts as reflective indicators of organizing, some research focuses on texts to understand aspects of the communication process itself, and still other research considers communication to be constitutive of organizing. Researchers have seemingly endless options for aspects of texts to assess, raising questions about matching empirical methods and the theoretical question addressed in the research study.
Search Terms: New methods | New Theory | Text analysis
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