Content Analysis Using Amazon.com

10 September 2007 at 9:12 am Leave a comment

| Peter Klein |

Arthur Diamond uses Amazon.com’s “Search Inside” feature to find books discussing “creative destruction” or other Schumpeterian concepts. Conclusion: Book authors, writing for the general reader, love Schumpeter while academic journal authors, writing for their fellow specialists, tend to ignore Schumpeter because his ideas are too difficult to model formally.

See also my earlier attempt to use Amazon to quantify bad academic writing.

Entry filed under: - Klein -, Methods/Methodology/Theory of Science.

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