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Qualitative Researching with Text, Image and Sound
A Practical Handbook for Social Research

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May 2000 | 384 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`This excellent text will introduce advanced students - and remind senior researchers - of the availability of a broad range of techniques available for the systematic analysis of social data that is not numeric. It makes the key point that neither quantitative nor qualitative methods are interpretive and at the same time demonstrates once and for all that neither a constructivist perspective nor a qualitative approach needs to imply abandonment of rigor. That the chapters are written by different authors makes possible a depth of expertise within each that is unusually strong' - Susanna Hornig Priest, Texas A&M University; Author of `Doing Media Research'

Qualitative Researching with Text, Image and Sound offers a unique resource for today's social researcher. This practical handbook provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to a broad range of research methods with the objective of clarifying procedures, good practice and public accountability.

Following an introduction which discusses quality and quantity, and how these relate to issues of representation and knowledge interests in social research, the book is organized into four parts:

· Part I covers different ways of collecting data and different types of data relating to text, image and sound: corpus construction, individual and group interviewing, narrative and episodic interviewing, video and film, and bemetology.

· Part II introduces the main analytic approaches for text, image and sound: classical content analysis, argumentation, discourse, conversation analysis, rhetoric, semiotics, analysis of moving images, and of noise and music - each includes an introduction with examples and step-by-step advice on how to do it.

· Part III covers computer-assisted analysis - including computer-assisted qualitative data analysis and key-word-in-context analysis.

· Part IV addresses issues of good practice, looking at problems and fallacies in interpretation and develops quality criteria for qualitative research.

This book provides researchers with the skills and knowledge to make the appropriate choices between different methods, types of data, and analytic procedures, and gives examples and criteria of good practice for each one. It will be essential reading for students and researchers across the social sciences.

Martin W Bauer, George Gaskell and N C Allum
Quality, Quantity and Knowledge Interests
Avoiding Confusions

 
 
PART ONE: CONSTRUCTING A RESEARCH CORPUS
Martin W Bauer and Bas Aarts
Corpus Construction
A Principle for Qualitative Data Collection

 
George Gaskell
Individual and Group Interviewing
Sandra Jovchelovitch and Martin W Bauer
Narrative Interviewing
Uwe Flick
Episodic Interviewing
Peter Loizos
Video, Film and Photographs as Research Documents
G Fassnacht
Betemology
Towards Continous (Self) Observation and Personality Assessment

 
 
PART TWO: ANALYTIC APPROACHES FOR TEXT, IMAGE AND SOUND
Martin W Bauer
Classical Content Analysis
A Review

 
M Liakopoulos
Argumentation Analysis
Rosalind Gill
Discourse Analysis
Greg Myers
Analysis of Conversation and Talk
Joan Leach
Rhetorical Analysis
Gemma Penn
Semiotic Analysis of Still Images
Diana Rose
Analysis of Moving Images
Martin W Bauer
Analyzing Noise and Music as Social Data
 
PART THREE: COMPUTER ASSISTANCE
Udo Kelle
Computer-Assisted Analysis
Coding and Indexing

 
Nicole Kronberger and Wolfgang Wagner
Keyword-in-Context
Statistical Analysis of Text Features

 
 
PART FOUR: ISSUES OF GOOD PRACTICE
Robert W D Boyce
Fallacies in Interpretating Historical and Social Data
George Gaskell and Martin W Bauer
Towards Public Accountability
Beyond Sampling, Reliability and Validity

 

Covers some broad and big concepts clearly.

Mr Philip Dixon
Faculty of Media, Arts and Society, Southampton Solent University
July 13, 2010

Recommended for all Research methosds at PG programs

Dr Hugo Gaggiotti
Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, Bristol
June 22, 2010
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