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Doing Document Analysis
A Practice-Oriented Method

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December 2021 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Uniting methods from disciplines across the social sciences and humanities, this hands-on guide develops a novel approach to doing document analysis. The authors present a framework for studying documents that enables you to conduct a rich and systematic analysis of a documents in all their diversity.

Focussing on document analysis both in practice and as practice, the book provides you with an innovative and versatile toolkit for analysing print and digital documents. It also:

  • Highlights the impacts of digitalisation on documents themselves and the methods used to study them
  • Has a strong focus on research ethics and critical engagement with digital sources
  • Offers practical guidance on preparing and doing a document analysis research project.

The book offers insightful perspectives both on the indispensable role of documents in our society and practical advice on how you can best analyse documents and their significance. 

 
INTRODUCTION: PRACTICE-ORIENTED DOCUMENT ANALYSIS
 
PART I: CONCEPTUAL AND METHODOLOGICAL FRAMEWORK
 
Chapter 1: Document sites
 
Chapter 2: Document tools
 
Chapter 3: Document work
 
Chapter 4: Document texts
 
Chapter 5: Document issues
 
Chapter 6: Document movements
 
Chapter 7: Practice-oriented document analysis: The six concepts combined
 
Part II: PRACTICAL GUIDE TO DOING RESEARCH WITH DOCUMENTS
 
Chapter 8: Practical techniques
 
Chapter 9: Handling digital documents
 
Chapter 10: Ensuring good and ethical practice
 
Part III: FOUNDATIONAL DISCUSSIONS
 
Chapter 11: The turn to practice in analysing documents

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