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Doing Discourse Research
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Doing Discourse Research
An Introduction for Social Scientists



December 2012 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book provides an introduction to the basic principles of discourse research, offering practical research strategies for doing discourse analyses in the social sciences. The book includes guidance on developing a research question, selecting data and analyzing it, and presenting the results. The author has extensive practical experience in the field of discourse research and shows, throughout, how the methods suggested are compatible with numerous research questions and problems in sociology, cultural, political and social studies and related disciplines.
 
The Current Relevance of Discourse Research
Preamble

 
Collective Orders of Knowledge and Discourses

 
 
Approaches in Discourse Research
The History of the Term 'Discourse'

 
Discourse Analysis

 
Discourse Linguistics and (Corpus-based)

 
Critical Discourse Analysis and Kritische Diskursanalyse

 

Culturalist Discourse Research

 
Discourse Theories

 
Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse

 
Further Disciplinary Developments

 
Summary

 
 
The Research Process
Concepts

 
Questions

 
General Foundations

 
 
Doing Discourse Research
Getting Started

 
The Exploration of the Field of Investigation

 
Selection of Data

 
Other Data Formats and Methods

 
 
The Detailed Analysis of Data
The Situational and Material Nature of a Statement

 
Formal and Linguistic-Rhetorical Structure

 
The Interpretative Analytics of Contents

 
 
From Detailed Analysis to Overall Results
From Utterances via Statements to Discourse and Beyond

 
Interpretation and Presentation of Results

 
 
Concluding Remarks

This book provides students with an excellent insight into the broad possibilities of investigation, the methods and the related research questions of discourse studies! I will highly recommend it to my students working on research papers on questions about the current state of art of language politics in the European Union and to students in other courses too.

Ms Roswitha Kersten-Pejanic
Department of Slavic studies, Humboldt University of Berlin
January 13, 2014

'Discourse' and other forms of 'narrative' are very prominent at the moment, students and tutors need to understand these approaches and how to introduce levels of rigour into their research

Dr Linda Barlow-Meade
Faculty of Health, Social Work & Educ, Northumbria University
November 28, 2013

Useful for the Masters students as well as PhD and Professional Doctoral candidates

Dr Mark Francis-Wright
Health and Human Sciences, University of Essex
November 5, 2013

A very helpful primer in what is a complex area

Mr Mark Hardy
Social Policy and Social Work Department, University of York
October 21, 2013

This is a text that I recommend as a 'must have' for any students pursuing Discourse Analysis in their research.

Mr Graham Bright
Faculty of Education & Theology, York St John University College
October 15, 2013

for those undertaking discourse research for the first time this book provides a simple structure in understanding how to collect data of this kind.

Mrs Anita McGowan
Humanities , Croydon College
May 10, 2013

Clearly written.

Dr Fiona McSweeney
Social Science , Dublin Institute of Technology
April 22, 2013

Handy and timely, rigourous but useable

Mr Mark Hardy
Social Policy and Social Work Department, University of York
March 27, 2013

I found this a very good starting point to understand discourse research.

Mr Richard Nelson
Teaching, Health and Care, Bradford College
March 13, 2013

A sound introduction to a useful research strategy.

Mr Neil Rutledge
Education (Carlisle), University of Cumbria
February 4, 2013

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