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Textual Analysis

Textual Analysis

Four Volume Set
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April 2014 | 1 600 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This four-volume Major Work mines the extensive research of the past few decades into textual analysis. The set’s esteemed team of editorshave collated seminal papers which consider the key difference between content analysis and textual analysis, the conceptual starting point and the logic and the attitude of the research process, as well as exploring the tension between reading a text and using a text, amongst other key issues.  

With experienced and respected figures in the field at the helm, the carefully selected papers in this collection are put into context and analysed in a newly-written introductory chapter which charts the developments and looks to the future of the field. 

Volume One: Basic philosophical considerations
Volume Two: Modalities of textual work
Volume Three: Reading Text
Volume Four: Using Text

Part One: Socio-Cultural Indicators from Text Data
“Science in the Media” as a Cultural Indicator: Contextualizing Surveys with Media Analysis Martin Bauer
Media Content as Social Indicators: The Greenfield Index of Agenda-Setting James R. Beniger
Toward “Cultural Indicators”: The Analysis of Mass Mediated Public Message Systems George Gerbner
Content Analysis and the Study of Sociopolitical Change Morris Janowitz
Cultural Indicators Based on Content Analysis: A Secondary Analysis of Sorokin’s Data on Fluctuations of Systems of Truth Hans-Dieter Klingemann, Peter Philip Mohler and Robert Philip Weber
Part Two: Benchmarks: Exegesis and Hermeneutics
The Operation Called Verstehen Theodore Abel
Introduction: The Role of the Reader Umberto Eco
Extracts from Truth and Method Hans-Georg Gadamer
Objective Interpretation E.D. Hirsch, Jr.
The Conflict of Interpretations P. Ricoeur
The Intentional Fallacy W.K. Wimsatt, Jr. and M.C. Beardsley
The Affective Fallacy W.K. Wimsatt, Jr. and M.C. Beardsley
Exegesis and Eisegesis in the Interpretation of Scripture Reverend G. Ernest Wright
Motives, Intentions and the Interpretation of Texts Quentin Skinner
Part Three: 3 Text Selection and Corpus Construction
Corpus Design Criteria Sue Atkins, Jeremy Clear and Nicholas Ostler
Using Substitutes for Full-Text News Stories in Content Analysis: Which Text Is Best? Scott L. Althaus, Jill A. Edy and Patricia F. Phalen
Corpus Construction: A Principle for Qualitative Data Collection Martin W. Bauer and Bas Aarts
Conclusion: Semiological Research Roland Barthes
Representativeness in Corpus Design Douglas Biber
Data as Representations: Contextualizing Qualitative and Quantitative Research Strategies Jaan Valsiner
Part One: Word Space Models, Semantic Networks, Classification (4)
Revealing Social Structure from Texts: Meta-Matrix Text Analysis as a Novel Method for Network Text Analysis Jana Diesner and Kathleen M. Carley
A Method to Extract Social Representations from Linguistic Corpus Saadi Lahlou
Knowledge Graphs and Network Text Analysis Roel Popping
A Conceptual Framework for Quantitative Text Analysis: On Joining Probabilities and Substantive Inferences about Texts Carl W. Roberts
Part Two: Narrative Analysis (5)
Narrative Psychological Content Analysis János László
Narrative Analysis: Oral Versions of Personal Experience William Labov and Joshua Waletzky
Extract from Morphology of the Folktale Vladimir Propp
The Narrative Function Paul Ricoeur
“Narrative Analysis” Thirty Years Emanuel A. Schegloff
Part Three: Rhetoric: Argument, Frame, Metaphor (7)
The Old Rhetoric: An Aide-Mémoire Roland Barthes
The Rhetorical Situation Lloyd F. Bitzer
Framing: Toward Clarification of a Fractured Paradigm Robert M. Entman
The Contemporary Theory of Metaphor George Lakoff
Framing as a Theory of Media Effects Dietram A. Scheufele
Using Toulmin’s Framework for the Analysis of Everyday Argumentation: Some Methodological Considerations Maria Simosi
The Layout of Arguments Stephen Toulmin
Part One: Discourse Analysis (6)
Doing Discourse Analysis: Coalitions, Practices, Meaning) Maarten A. Hajer
Discourse Analysis and Corpus Linguistics Douglas Biber
Principles of Critical Discourse Analysis Teun A. van Dijk
Critical Discourse Analysis as a Method in Social Scientific Research Norman Fairclough
How to Analyse Discourse J. Potter and M. Wetherell
Course in General Linguistics Ferdinand de Saussure
Part Two: Tagging, Coding & Indexing: Top-down, Bottom-up, Pattern Matching (7)
Conceptual Foundation K. Krippendorff
Toward the Integration of Content Analysis and General Methodology John Markoff, Gilbert Shapiro and Sasha R. Weitman
Thematic Networks: An Analytic Tool for Qualitative Research Jennifer Attride-Stirling
Thematic Analysis and Its Reconceptualization as ‘Saliency Analysis’ Stephen Buetow
Three Approaches to Qualitative Content Analysis Hsiu-Fang Hsieh and Sarah E. Shannon
Demonstrating Rigor Using Thematic Analysis: A Hybrid Approach of Inductive and Deductive Coding and Theme Development Jennifer Fereday and Eimear Muir-Cochrane
Shifting the Grounds: Constructivist Grounded Theory Methods Kathy Charmaz
Part One: Applications in Different Fields of Inquiry (13)
Parsing, Semantic Networks, and Political Authority Using Syntactic Analysis to Extract Semantic Relations from Dutch Newspaper Articles Wouter van Atteveldt, Jan Kleinnijenhuis and Nel Ruigrok
Analysing Parliamentary Debate with Computer Assistance Judith Bara, Albert Weale and Aude Bicquelet
Media Discourse and Public Opinion on Nuclear Power: A Constructionist Approach William A. Gamson and Andre Modigliani
The Medicalization of Science News – from the “Rocket–scalpel” to the “Gene–meteorite” Complex Martin Bauer
An Analysis of the Verbal Content of Suicide Notes Louis A. Gottschalk and Goldine C. Gleser
The Duality of Culture and Practice: Poverty Relief in New York City, 1888–1917 John W. Mohr and Vincent Duquenne
Material Values in the Comics: A Content Analysis of Comic Books Featuring Themes of Wealth Russell W. Belk
The Story of Work: A Narrative Analysis of Workplace Emotion Connie J. Boudens
Extracting Team Mental Models through Textual Analysis Kathleen M. Carley
Metaphors and Diaphors in Science Communication: Mapping the Case of Stem-Cell Research Loet Leydesdorff and Iina Hellsten
Constructing Climate Change: Claims and Frames in US News Coverage of an Environmental Issue Craig Trumbo
Worldviews and Discursive Construction of GMO-related Risk Perceptions in Turkey Giuseppe A. Veltri and Ahmet Suerdem
Ancient Roman Metaphors for Communication Rob Wiseman
Part Two: Validation: Triangulation and Abduction (7)
On Psychological Similarity Michael A. Wallach
Triangulation: Validity and Empirically-based Hypothesis Construction Christian Erzberger and Gerald Prein
Triangulation Revisited: Strategy of Validation or Alternative? Uwe Flick
Towards Public Accountability: Beyond Sampling, Reliability and Validity George Gaskell and Martin W. Bauer
Horns, Hooves, Insteps: Some Hypotheses on Three Types of Abduction Umberto Eco
The Inference to the Best Explanation Gilbert H. Harman

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