Computer-aided text analysis (CATA) offers great promise for scholars who aspire to
capture the beliefs, cognitions, and emotions of individuals as reflected in their
narratives and written texts. We review advancements in the use of CATA in organizational
studies and highlight the increased momentum towards incorporating rigor when using
CATA. We review key CATA software and note the variance in possibilities of approaches
when extracting meaning from languages. We then outline the potential for this technique
to build knowledge surrounding organizational psychology and organizational behavior.
Specifically, we highlight specific research streams that might benefit from the use
of CATA and highlight cross-cultural perspectives that might further advance the use
of this technique.