Increased Complexity Has Its Benefits

Michael D. Young, Margaret G. Hermann

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This piece is a response to the Conway, Conway, Gornick, and Houck (2014) description of an automated method for assessing integrative complexity. It builds on the authors' 15 years of experience in automating a variety of textual analysis coding schemes including that measuring conceptual complexity and is intended to address some of the issues raised in the process of automating content analysis categories.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)635-645
Number of pages11
JournalPolitical Psychology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014


  • Automated content analysis
  • Conceptual complexity
  • Integrative complexity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and International Relations


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