ERIC Number: ED240524
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of Narratives: Scoring Manual.
Omanson, Richard C.; Formosa, Martha J.
Contributing to current research in narrative comprehension, this booklet describes three steps in content analysis of texts: dividing text into content units, identifying the connections between each content unit, and classifying each content unit as central, supportive, or distracting. The first section of the report presents an overview of the materials covered, the second section discusses the procedure for dividing text into content units, and the third section outlines the method of identifying relationships. The fourth section examines additional complexities in identifying these relationships and the fifth describes the procedure for classifying content units. The sixth section discusses an additional step in content analysis--distinguishing between content subunits that describe the gist of an event or state or that further modify the content unit. The final section presents an extended example of the entire analysis. (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. Learning Research and Development Center.