latent content


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content

 [kon´tent]
that which is contained within a thing.
latent content in freudian theory, the hidden and unconscious true meaning of a symbolic representation, such as a dream or fantasy, as opposed to the manifest content.
manifest content in freudian theory, the content of a dream or fantasy as it is experienced and remembered, and in which the latent content is disguised and distorted by displacement, condensation, symbolization, projection, and secondary elaboration.

la·tent con·tent

the hidden, unconscious meaning of thoughts or actions, especially in dreams or fantasies.

latent content

Psychiatry The unconscious significance of thoughts or actions, especially in dreams or fantasies; LC in dreams is expressed in distorted, disguised, condensed, and symbolic form

la·tent con·tent

(lā'tĕnt kon'tent)
The hidden, unconscious meaning of thoughts or actions, especially in dreams or fantasies.
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When the content analysis has identified specific discussion categories, or topics, the researcher can explore them to find their latent content, the deeper meanings contained in participants' expressions (Graneheim & Lundman, 2004).
The latent content analysis involved an interpretation of the data.
The researchers completed their latent content analysis by contextualizing gender in three additional textbook items: (a) all references to historical figures, (b) the textbook chapters devoted to issues of sexism and feminist practice, and (c) index references to topics related to the general area of gender and sex: "women," "men," "sexism," "feminism," "mothers," "fathers," and "gender.
In addition, both researchers independently recorded the material for the latent content analysis.
The following research questions guided the latent content analysis portion of the study:
A latent content analysis is needed to shed light on this finding, as well as the seeming notion that there were so few differences between male and female representation in these texts otherwise.