What is Discourse Analysis?

Author: Stephanie Taylor

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1849669031

Category: Social Science

Page: 114

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What is Discourse Analysis? provides an accessible introduction and practical guide to discourse analysis in the social sciences and related disciplines. It traces the role of discourse analysis from daily social interactions to how it can be successfully applied to research projects.

Research Methods for Sport Management

Author: James Skinner,Allan Edwards,Ben Corbett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135147965

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 378

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Research methods courses have become a compulsory component of most degree programs in sport management. This is the first introductory research methods textbook to focus exclusively on sport management. Through the use of examples, cases and data taken from the real world of sport management it opens up a traditionally dry area of study, helping the student to understand the vital importance of sound methodology in their studies and subsequent professional practice. The book covers the full range of quantitative and qualitative methods across the whole span of the research process, from research design and the literature review to data analysis and report writing. Every chapter contains a range of useful features to aid student learning, including summaries, discussion questions and guides to further resources, as well as examples drawn from contemporary sport around the world. Research Methods for Sport Management is an essential course text for all sport management students and an invaluable reference for any sport management professional involved in operational research.

Research Methods and Methodologies in Education

Author: James Arthur

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd

ISBN: 0857020390

Category: Education

Page: 417

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Using a variety of methodological approaches and research techniques in education, this book provides students with the theoretical understandings, practical knowledge and skills which they need to carry out independent research. The editors bring together an array of international contributors, all of whom identify key research methodologies, data collection tools and analysis methods, and focus on the direct comparisons between them. The chapters cover the full range of methods and methodologies, including internet research, mixed methods research, and the various modes of ethnographic research. Online support materials include tips on how to use the book, and links to useful websites, societies and research organizations.

Discourse Analysis and the Study of Classroom Language and Literacy Events

A Microethnographic Perspective

Author: David Bloome,Stephanie Power Carter,Beth Morton Christian,Sheila Otto,Nora Shuart-Faris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135615594

Category: Education

Page: 328

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The authors present a social linguistic/social interactional approach to the discourse analysis of classroom language and literacy events. Building on recent theories in interactional sociolinguistics, literary theory, social anthropology, critical discourse analysis, and the New Literacy Studies, they describe a microethnographic approach to discourse analysis that provides a reflexive and recursive research process that continually questions what counts as knowledge in and of the interactions among teachers and students. The approach combines attention to how people use language and other systems of communication in constructing classroom events with attention to social, cultural, and political processes. The focus of attention is on actual people acting and reacting to each other, creating and recreating the worlds in which they live. One contribution of the microethnographic approach is to highlight the conception of people as complex, multi-dimensional actors who together use what is given by culture, language, social, and economic capital to create new meanings, social relationships and possibilities, and to recreate culture and language. The approach presented by the authors does not separate methodological, theoretical, and epistemological issues. Instead, they argue that research always involves a dialectical relationship among the object of the research, the theoretical frameworks and methodologies driving the research, and the situations within which the research is being conducted. Discourse Analysis and the Study of Classroom Language and Literacy Events: A Microethnographic Perspective: *introduces key constructs and the intellectual and disciplinary foundations of the microethnographic approach; *addresses the use of this approach to gain insight into three often discussed issues in research on classroom literacy events--classroom literacy events as cultural action, the social construction of identity, and power relations in and through classroom literacy events; *presents transcripts of classroom literacy events to illustrate how theoretical constructs, the research issue, the research site, methods, research techniques, and previous studies of discourse analysis come together to constitute a discourse analysis; and *discusses the complexity of "locating" microethnographic discourse analysis studies within the field of literacy studies and within broader intellectual movements. This volume is of broad interest and will be widely welcomed by scholars and students in the field language and literacy studies, educational researchers focusing on analysis of classroom discourse, educational sociolinguists, and sociologists and anthropologists focusing on face-to-face interaction and language use.

Research Methods in Educational Leadership and Management

Author: Ann R J Briggs,Marianne Coleman,Marlene Morrison

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 144626047X

Category: Education

Page: 448

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This classic guide continues to be the leading Research Methods text that specifically deals with Educational Leadership and Management. The collection boasts an array of high-profile international expert contributors, covering a wide range of specialisms, emphasising the importance of the critically engaged practitioner. Accessible and user-friendly, this edition has been fully revised and updated to take full account of online research. It features new authors, more case studies and examples, and brand new chapters on: - research Design - grounded research - ethnography - discourse analysis - narrative / Life history - student voice Whether you are postgraduate, an academic, or a practitioner researcher, if you are investigating Research Methods, Leadership & Management or Educational Research, this is the book you will need.

Methoden der Textanalyse

Leitfaden und Überblick

Author: Stefan Titscher,Ruth Wodak,Michael Meyer,Eva Vetter

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322873021

Category: Political Science

Page: 376

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Dieses Lehrbuch verwirklicht zwei Ziele: Einerseits bietet es eine Einführung in die Vorgehensweise zur wissenschaftlichen Analyse von gesprochenen oder geschriebenen Texten. Andererseits werden insgesamt 15 Methoden und Verfahren aus der Linguistik und der Soziologie dargestellt und diskutiert. Die Darstellung erfolgt nach einer einheitlichen Gliederung und ermöglicht damit einen direkten Vergleich. Umfangreiche kommentierte Literaturverweise erleichtern den vertieften Zugang zur Thematik. Damit schafft dieses Werk den derzeit umfassendsten Überblick über sozialwissenschaftliche Methoden der Textanalyse.

Methods of Critical Discourse Analysis

Author: Ruth Wodak,Michael Meyer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761961543

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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This book is designed as an introduction to Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) and gives an overview of the various theories and methods associated with this sociolinguistic approach. It also introduces the reader to the leading figures in CDA and the methods to which they are most closely related. The text aims to provide a comprehensive description of the individual methods, an understanding of the theories to which methods refer and a comparative treatment of each of these methods so that students may be able to determine which is the most appropriate to select for their particular research question. Given the balance between theory and application, plus the intended audience - no previous knowledge of CDA is assumed - Methods of Critical Discourse Analysis should be useful reading for both students and researchers in the fields of linguistics, sociology, social psychology and the social sciences in general.

Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis in Psychology

Author: Darren Langdridge

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780130978325

Category: Psychology

Page: 410

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Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis in Psychology provides coverage of both quantitative and qualitative methods. This includes detail of the statistical analysis of data (by hand and using SPSS for Windows version 11.0) and the analysis of qualitative data with all the major approaches in use today. Few other single books provide the same level of coverage of quantitative and qualitative approaches. The book includes activity boxes providing exercises designed to further cement knowledge and understanding. Study boxes are used throughout to give examples of the application of research methods and data analysis with cutting-edge research in psychology. Introduction to Research Methods and Data Analysis in Psychology is accessible to undergraduate students studying other social science disciplines and is also appropriate for A-level students beginning to study psychology.

The SAGE Handbook of Social Research Methods

Author: Pertti Alasuutari,Leonard Bickman,Julia Brannen

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412919924

Category: Social Science

Page: 631

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The SAGE Handbook for Social Research Methods is a must for every social-science researcher. It charts the new and evolving terrain of social research methodology, covering qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods in one volume. The Handbook includes chapters on each phase of the research process: research design, methods of data collection, and the processes of analyzing and interpreting data. As its editors maintain, there is much more to research than learning skills and techniques; methodology involves the fit between theory, research questions, research design, and analysis.

Social Research Methods

A Reader

Author: Clive Seale

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415300834

Category: Social Science

Page: 538

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Bringing together many of the core classic and contemporary works in social and cultural research methods, this book gives students direct access to methodological debates and examples of practical research across the qualitative/quantitative divide. The book is designed to be used both as a collection of readings and as an introductory research methods book in its own right. Topics covered include: research methodology research design, data collection and preparation analyzing data mixing qualitative and quantitative methods validity and reliability methodological critique: postmodernism, post-structuralism and critical ethnography political and ethical aspects of research philosophy of social science reporting research. Each section is preceded by a short introduction placing the readings in context. This reader-text also includes features such as discussion questions and practical exercises.

Nursing Research Using Data Analysis

Qualitative Designs and Methods in Nursing

Author: Mary De Chesnay

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 082612688X

Category: Medical

Page: 252

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Nursing Research Using Data Analysis: Qualitative Designs and Methods in Nursing is one book in a series of seven volumes that presents concise, how-to guides to conducting qualitative research -- for novice researchers and specialists seeking to develop or expand their competency, health institution research divisions, in-service educators and students, and graduate nursing educators and students.

Politics, Society, and the Media, Second Edition

Author: Paul Nesbitt-Larking

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 144260428X

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

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Politics, Society, and the Media is the first comprehensive political sociology of the media to be published in Canada. Paul Nesbitt-Larking draws upon a range of disciplines, including cultural and media studies, political economy, social theory, and political science to provide an analysis of the relationship between power and representation in Canada. The framework for the book presents a model of the mutual interaction between politics and the media. Attention is focused in the early chapters on how cultural, ideological, economic, and governmental forces shape and condition the production of media in Canada. Chapters on the work of Innis, Grant, McLuhan, and their postmodern successors place the evolution of McLuhan's theoretical argument that "the medium is the message" at the heart of the book. Canadian identity, and how to understand Canadian media politically, is the subject of a chapter on textual analysis. Two extensive chapters follow on the media’s influence and effects on politics. In addition to standard topics on politics and the media, this new edition offers much more: an examination of the media on the politics of gender and aboriginal peoples, the micro-politics of the media workplace, and an exploration of important media-related considerations. Throughout, reference is made to relevant and compelling issues placed within the context of media theory.

Discourse Analysis as Theory and Method

Author: Marianne W Jørgensen,Louise J Phillips

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446230635

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 230

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Discourse Analysis as Theory and Method is a systematic introduction to discourse analysis as a body of theories and methods for social research. It brings together three central approaches, Laclau and Mouffe's discourse theory, critical discourse analysis and discursive psychology, in order to establish a dialogue between different forms of discourse analysis often kept apart by disciplinary boundaries. The book introduces the three approaches in a clear and easily comprehensible manner, explaining the distinctive philosophical premises and theoretical perspectives of each approach as well as the methodological guidelines and tools they provide for empirical discourse analysis. The authors also demonstrate the possibilities for combining different discourse analytical and non-discourse analytical approaches in empirical study. Finally, they contextualize discourse analysis within the social constructionist debate about critical social research, rejecting the view that a critical stance is incompatible with social constructionist premises and arguing that critique must be an inherent part of social research.

Political Discourse Analysis

A Method for Advanced Students

Author: Isabela Fairclough,Norman Fairclough

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136490272

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 270

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In this accessible new textbook, Isabela and Norman Fairclough present their innovative approach to analysing political discourse. Political Discourse Analysis integrates analysis of arguments into critical discourse analysis and political discourse analysis. The book is grounded in a view of politics in which deliberation, decision and action are crucial concepts: politics is about arriving cooperatively at decisions about what to do in the context of disagreement, conflict of interests and values, power inequalities, uncertainty and risk. The first half of the book introduces the authors’ new approach to the analysis and evaluation of practical arguments, while the second half explores how it can be applied by looking at examples such as government reports, parliamentary debates, political speeches and online discussion forums on political issues. Through the analysis of current events, including a particular focus on the economic crisis and political responses to it, the authors provide a systematic and rigorous analytical framework that can be adopted and used for students’ own research. This exciting new text, co-written by bestselling author Norman Fairclough, is essential reading for researchers, upper undergraduate and postgraduate students of discourse analysis, within English language, linguistics, communication studies, politics and other social sciences.

Key Concepts in Social Research Methods

Author: Roger Gomm

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137068760

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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An in-depth glossary, this accessible book successfully introduces students to the key concepts and terms used in social research. Terms are organised alphabetically and fully cross-referenced for use of ease. Suggestions for further reading help to consolidate knowledge and aids understanding.

Undertaking Discourse Analysis for Social Research

Author: Kevin C Dunn,Iver B Neumann

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472053116

Category: Education

Page: 150

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Kevin C. Dunn and Iver B. Neumann offer a concise, accessible introduction to discourse analysis in the social sciences. A vital resource for students and scholars alike, Undertaking Discourse Analysis for Social Research combines a theoretical and conceptual review with a “how-to” guide for using the method. In the first part of the book, the authors discuss the development of discourse analysis as a research method and identify the main theoretical elements and epistemological assumptions that have led to its emergence as one of the primary qualitative methods of analysis in contemporary scholarship. Then, drawing from a wide-range of examples of social science scholarship, Dunn and Neumann provide an indispensable guide to the variety of ways discourse analysis has been used. They delve into what is gained by using this approach and demonstrate how one actually applies it. They cover such important issues as research prerequisites, how one conceives of a research question, what “counts” as evidence, how one “reads” the data, and some common obstacles and pitfalls. The result is a clear and accessible manual for successfully implementing discourse analysis in social research.

Doing Qualitative Analysis in Psychology

Author: Nicky Hayes

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780863777400

Category: Psychology

Page: 295

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This text provides examples of how different psychologists have used qualitative analysis in research. Each chapter is based around a real piece of research, and the researcher discusses exactly how they went about conducting the analysis.

Discourse Analysis

Investigating Processes of Social Construction

Author: Nelson Phillips,Cynthia Hardy

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761923624

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 97

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Discourse Analysis: Investigating Processes of Social Construction is the first book to provide a concise, straightforward guide for students and researchers who are interested in understanding and using discourse analysis. The authors reflect on the practice of analyzing discourse and the potential for revealing the processes of social construction that constitute social and organizational life. Addressed to graduate students, academics, and experienced researchers, this book is a comprehensive guide for those new to discourse analysis as well as for researchers in need of a complement to other modes of inquiry.

Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology

Author: Dennis Howitt,Duncan Cramer

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780131399846

Category: Psychology

Page: 354

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Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology This text is accessible, practical and authoritative. It meets the needs of students doing research at all levels for the first time. The key theoretical and conceptual issues are discussed in detail alongside the practicalities of doing research. There are major chapters on searching the literature, ethics, and developing ideas for research projects. Quantitative and qualitative research are covered and the appropriate use of both explained. It is a complete and attractive book written to help psychology students throughout their course. Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology can be used to alone or to complement the authors' Introduction to Statistics in Psychology and Introduction to SPSS in Psychology also published by Prentice Hall. Key Features - Meets the needs of all students, a book that is well organised, well written, comprehensive and relevant- Explains the purpose and benefits of all types of research design- Sets research in the context of the general study of psychology- Discusses at length neglected topics such as the literature search and the process of originating ideas for research- Looks at writing research reports as a major aspect of planning and carrying out research- Includes expert guidance on both quantitative and qualitative research Dennis Howitt and Duncan Cramer are both Readers in Psychology at Loughborough University