Researching Communications A Practical Guide to Methods in Media and Cultural Analysis

ISBN-10: 0340926996

ISBN-13: 9780340926994

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

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The new edition of the highly respected Researching Communications is a comprehensive and authoritative guide to researching media and communication. Introducing the major research methods, giving detailed examples of research analysis and practical step-by-step guidance in clear language, Researching Communications, Second Edition, is an invaluable guide to performing and analysing research tasks. Written by highly regarded experts in the field, the new edition includes expanded and updated sections on the Internet, on-line databases and the latest software packages, including CAQDAS, as well as new case studies, international examples and details of recent developments in media and communication studies. Undergraduate and postgraduate media and communication studies students will find Researching Communications an invaluable resource at all stages of their course.
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Book details

List price: $56.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic & Professional
Publication date: 7/27/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 440
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.606
Language: English

Michael has published over a hundred articles and chapters in edited collections. These cover a number of areas including popular music, racism and popular culture, imperialism and theatrical history, Mass Observation, working-class writing, news and documentary, stereotyping and representation, humour and comedy, creativity and cultural production, media and memory, and historical hermeneutics. Overall his work covers the fields of media and communication studies, social and cultural history, and the sociology of art and culture. Michael has also written extensively on research methods, having edited collections on methods in cultural studies and memory studies, and been co-author of Researching Communications (Bloomsbury, 2007), along with David Deacon, Peter Golding and Graham Murdock. He has recently completed a major AHRC research project on music in the workplace, with Marek Korczynski of Nottingham University and Emma Robertson of La Trobe University. Their book, Rhythms of Labour: The History of Music at Work in Britain, is published by Cambridge University Press. With Emily Keightley, Michael is currently involved in a research project funded by the Leverhulme Trust on media and memory. Their book The Mnemonic Imagination is published by Palgrave Macmillan.

Ib Bondebjerg is professor of film and media studies and director of the Centre for Modern European Studies at the University of Copenhagen. He is the editor of the  journal Northern Lights: Film and Media Studies Yearbook.

Preface
Approaching research
Using archives
Sampling and selecting
Asking questions
Handling numbers
Counting contents
Analysing texts
Unpacking news
Viewing the image
Interpreting images
Being an observer
Attending to talk
Taking talk apart
Using computers
On-line investigating
Beyond methodology
Glossary
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