Thematic Content Analysis in an Early Warning System for Deterrence
Peter Suedfeld and Ryan W. Cross
The University of British Columbia
Thematic Content Analysis (TCA) is a method for converting qualitative material, such as verbal text, to quantitative data through replicable, reliable, and rigorous procedures. A variety of coding manuals are available to score for different psychological variables in areas including cognition, affect, motivation, aspirations, values, and personality.