Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963909 | Print ISBN: 9781412941631 | Online ISBN: 9781412963909| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
TextQuest is a language-independent program that supports quantitative and qualitative analyses of texts: wordlists, lists of phrases, and co-occurrences of words. All of these are sorted, ascending by alphabet and containing the character strings and their frequencies. Exclusion lists, selection by frequency, and selection by length are possible. Sort order tables for non-English languages are implemented. TextQuest can also be used in qualitative analysis to examine the context of a search pattern and its display on a single line. The definition of a search pattern is not restricted to single words. One can define any part of a word, phrase, or co-occurrences of words as a ...