How to Do Media and Cultural Studies
- Professor Simon Cottle, School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University
“The best book available for students facing up to the challenge of writing a dissertation about media and communication.”
- Professor Graham Meikle, School of Media and Communication, University of Westminster
A favourite with both students and researchers, How to Do Media and Cultural Studies provides you with all the knowledge and practical expertise you need to carry out your project or dissertation. Giving you hands-on guidance on managing the whole process, Jane Stokes:
- Shows you how to identify a topic and create a research question.
- Guides you through the research process, from getting started through to writing-up.
- Explores a range of case studies, showing you how methods have been applied by others to research media audiences, industries and texts.
- Adds a new chapter exploring the use of mixed methods and research by practice.
This best-selling book continues to inspire students and researchers worldwide. It is an indispensable introduction to the theory, methods and practice of media and cultural studies today.
This no nonsense, up-to-the-moment text cuts-to the-chase about how to conduct a research study. Jane Stokes effortlessly and expertly takes the reader by the hand and walks them through the principles, methods and practices of executing 'good' media and cultural studies. If any book can relieve anxieties about actually doing research this is it. Accessible, informed, incredibly useful.
This is the best book available for students facing up to the challenge of writing a dissertation about media and communication. Jane Stokes introduces a wide range of methods for researching audiences, industries and texts, and guides the student through detailed discussion of well-chosen case studies and examples.