Quantitative Analysis of the Content of a Periodical: The “Trimitas” Case of 1920–1940
Keywords:“Trimitas”, quantitative content analysis, keywords, Lithuanian Riﬂemen’s Union, ideologies, Lithuania in the interwar period
Annotation. Te article analyses the use of selected keywords in the Lithuanian Riﬂemen’s Union weekly “Trimitas” in 1920–1940. Te study is based on a quantitative method of content analysis, which calculated and compared the use of diﬀerent key words in “Trimitas” in the interwar period and the changes in consumption over two decades. Quantitative changes are associated with specifc political events, and individual anomalies in the frequency of keyword use are revealed through qualitative content analysis. Te study showed an even distribution of some keywords throughout the interwar period. Te four keywords can be linked to very specifc political processes and changes in relations with Germany and the Ukrainian liberation movement, and the use of keywords for internal use in some cases diﬀered signifcantly in the 1930s and 1940s.