Academic journal article Journal of Economic Cooperation & Development

Determination of the Degree of Development and the Impact of the Information Environment on the Formation of A System of Social Control in Procurement under the Russian Contract System (Method of Content Analysis of Information Resources on the Internet)

Academic journal article Journal of Economic Cooperation & Development

Determination of the Degree of Development and the Impact of the Information Environment on the Formation of A System of Social Control in Procurement under the Russian Contract System (Method of Content Analysis of Information Resources on the Internet)

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Introduction

Content analysis is a method of research aimed at quantitative analysis of texts and text arrays for subsequent meaningful interpretation of numerical patterns identified. The primary mechanism of the method is the identification and measurement of the frequency of the use of formal or substantive components were analyzed in total individual text or data array. The degree of frequency of use in this sense becomes the desired indicator. The method is used to visualize the dynamics of the intuitions of the text content (information file) on a repetitive manner, estimates, opinions and other forms of expression in order to be able to organize these intuitive feelings, give them meaningful and reasoned explanation of the subject. Using the method involves the development of targeted approaches to the collection of data, representing the contextual textual evidence on which the feeling of repetition and repetition frequency based. However, the potential of the method of content analysis may be represented by a much wider. Using the method, the researcher can not only streamline their understanding of the text (information files), but also to justify their conclusions, to interpret the author's position on the nature of used them formal elements or structures, revealing even more than the author would like to put into words. In this regard, the content analysis method called the "scientific method of reading between the lines."

Thus, a systematic approach to the study of the context, the desire for objectification of the data analysis of the text or information set is nonexclusive characteristic of content analysis and observed with the use of other methods of word processing. However, the establishment of quality parameters of the text (information files) through a quantitative measurement of the formal elements and establish the relation between the detected quantitative indicators is a characteristic feature of content analysis as a method of scientific knowledge in the methods of analysis and processing of texts. Therefore, the need to clarify the definition of the method. Content analysis is a systematic quantitative analysis, evaluation and interpretation of the form and content of information sources. This type of analysis is primarily quantitative analysis reveals quantitative regularities of repetition components of text, while in the analysis may reveal structural patterns, qualitative laws by classification, ranking and establishing a causal relationship between the obtained results of content analysis.

Over other methods of analysis and processing of text content analysis method has several advantages. For example, advantage is its adaptability, which manifests itself in the possibility of using the method without limitation as to the minimum and the maximum volume of the analyzed information. Processability method also evident in its effective integration with many other methods, in relation to which the method of content analysis, and can act as a primary, and as collateral. This method is most suitable for the primary processing of large volumes of information and adjusting the flow of information on the stage of collecting and processing raw data for both theoretical and applied research. Also indisputable advantage is the possibility of formalization and computerization of the process and the results of the content analysis, due to its characteristics as a quantitative method of analysis and text processing.

Results and Discussion

As mentioned above, the mechanism of the method of content analysis is to calculate the frequency of occurrence of certain components in the analyzed text or data arrays, which is complemented by the identification of qualitative relationships (statistical methods) and structural relationships (through the analysis of structural relationships between the components). The result of the method is considered to justify the existence of some analytes in quantitative and qualitative characteristics. …

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