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.
Discussion of Manifest and Latent Content Analyses: The Erasure of Male Social Workers
Taking into consideration how the manifest content and latent content analyses inform one another places the data in Agger's (1989) work on critical theory of text.
This agenda, however, is as constraining as it is inclusive, a notion that a latent content analysis can bring to light.
The latent content analysis further subverts what is read on the surface.
Yet a latent content analysis fails to even privilege the male social worker in this rendering.
Further evidence of this erasure of men can be viewed in the latent content analysis of indices.
The latent content of this discourse had to do with their apparent formulation of a willingness to follow in Fillmore's footsteps to become activist teachers in a reconceptualization of their professional identities.
Retrospective reflections like these offered an additional dimension for the latent content of the discourse in both categories, the realization that not only were these topics essential for the students' professional growth, but that they had been inexcusably absent from the preservice curriculum that they experienced.
Informed by literature on Latino teachers' identity formation and advocacy, the inductive content analysis found a latent content in the family language practices and globalization categories that had to do with the preservice students' search for ideas they considered important that were missing in their teacher preparation courses.