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In this section, we provide an overview of psychological processes foundational to the understanding and analysis of language in general, and the use of Raven’s Eye specifically. Given that Raven’s Eye is useful across many disciplines, our overview is necessarily broad in scope.
A number of paradigms and procedures exist for the analysis of verbally relayed information, including natural language. In the social sciences, these are typically grouped into one of two methodological classes: quantitative methods, and qualitative methods. In this section, we provide an overview of several concepts and procedures from these two methodological classes, which may provide useful for contextualizing and extending the work you perform with Raven’s Eye.
As a hybrid software program designed to facilitate both quantitative and qualitative analyses of natural language, Raven’s Eye accommodates research from a variety of perspectives and methodological approaches. In this section, we provide a detailed description of conducting a Quantitative Phenomenology with Raven’s Eye, because this method informs the basic function and structure of Raven’s Eye. Along the way, we describe some of the specific calculations utilized by Raven’s Eye, and note opportunities for conducting extended and alternative quantitative and qualitative analyses.