Analyzing Text and Discourse
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Analyzing Text and Discourse
Eight Approaches for the Social Sciences

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February 2017 | 304 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

A unique anthology of textual analysis methodologies, this book offers a thorough introduction to the key approaches and the tools students need to implement them.

Every chapter contains not just the theory behind each methodology, but also its advantages and disadvantages, its problems with ontology and language, and its relationship to studying social phenomenon. Through contemporary and relatable real-world worked examples, the book illustrates different contexts in which a methodology has been successfully used and allows students to see the methods in action and extrapolate the techniques into their own research.

Methods included:

  • Content analysis
  • Argumentation analysis
  • Qualitative analysis of ideas
  • Narrative analysis
  • Metaphor analysis
  • Multimodal discourse analysis
  • Discourse analysis

Engaging and authoritative in equal measure, this guide to textual analysis is the perfect foundation for students conducting research in the social sciences.

 
Analyzing text and discourse in the social sciences
 
Content analysis
 
Argumentation analysis
 
Qualitative analysis of ideas and ideological content
 
Narrative analysis
 
Metaphor analysis and critical linguistics
 
Multimodal discourse analysis
 
Suggested analyses

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Boreus & Bergstrom - Analyzing Text and Discourse - Chapter 1


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