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Media and Communication Research Methods An Introduction

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ISBN-10: 023000007X

ISBN-13: 9780230000070

Edition: 2013

Authors: Anders Hansen, Simon Cottle, David Machin

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List price: $38.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Publication date: 5/20/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Anders Hansen is a lecturer in mass communications at the University of Leicester and is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Mass Communication Research at this institution. . He has over twenty years of experience in media and communications research with his main research interests include science and health communication, media and the environment, news management and journalistic practices, media/new media activism, media roles in relation to education policy and professional status, and the roles of news and other media (including advertising) in representing and influencing political and social issues. He has published widely in journals and books and regularly referees articles for academic journals such as Cambridge Journal of Education; The European Journal of Communication; Public Understanding of Science; New Genetics and Society; Environment and History; Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism; The Communication Review; Political Studies; Health Education Research; Addiction Research and Theory; The British Medical Journal.

Ruth S. Johnson is a professor emeritus at California State University, Los Angeles. She has served in a variety of educational settings in New Jersey and California. Ruth received her Ed.D. in 1985 from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Her dissertation was titled An Exploratory Study of Academic Labeling, Student Achievement and Student Ethnographic Characteristics. At the K-12 level, she served as a classroom teacher, an instructional consultant, a director of elementary education, an analyst, an assistant superintendent of schools in the areas of curriculum and business, and as a superintendent of schools. She initiated efforts that resulted in raising academic standards and student achievement in low performing school districts. She served as an education consultant for the New Jersey Department of Education and as a director for two non-profit organizations in California which focused on raising student achievement in underserved student populations. Her major scholarly interests and publications focus on processes related to changing the academic culture of urban schools, with an emphasis on access and equity. In addition to her four published books, she has written numerous book chapters, articles, editorials, research reports, and manuscript reviews. As a recognized speaker, she has presented nationally to scholarly and professional audiences and serves as a consultant to schools and districts.Ruth S. Johnson is a professor emeritus at California State University, Los Angeles. She has served in a variety of educational settings in New Jersey and California. Ruth received her Ed.D. in 1985 from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Her dissertation was titled An Exploratory Study of Academic Labeling, Student Achievement and Student Ethnographic Characteristics. At the K-12 level, she served as a classroom teacher, an instructional consultant, a director of elementary education, an analyst, an assistant superintendent of schools in the areas of curriculum and business, and as a superintendent of schools. She initiated efforts that resulted in raising academic standards and student achievement in low performing school districts. She served as an education consultant for the New Jersey Department of Education and as a director for two non-profit organizations in California which focused on raising student achievement in underserved student populations. Her major scholarly interests and publications focus on processes related to changing the academic culture of urban schools, with an emphasis on access and equity. In addition to her four published books, she has written numerous book chapters, articles, editorials, research reports, and manuscript reviews. As a recognized speaker, she has presented nationally to scholarly and professional audiences and serves as a consultant to schools and districts.

Acknowledgements
List of tables and figures
Introduction to Media and Communication Research Methods
The research process
Researching ownership and media policy
Inside the producers' domain: ethnography and observational methods
Measuring output: content analysis
Text and talk: Critical Discourse Analysis
Analysing narratives and discourse schema
Symbols, semiotics and spectacle: analysing photographs
Measuring audiences: survey research
Interpreting audiences: focus group interviewing
Dealing with data: computers and analysis software
Glossary
References
Subject index
Author/name index