Media Research Methods

Author: Barrie Gunter
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 076195659X
Release Date: 2000-02-11
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

In this book, Barrie Gunter provides a broad overview of the methodological perspectives adopted by media researchers in their attempt to derive a better understanding of the nature, role and impact of media in society. By tracing the epistemological and theoretical roots of the major methodological perspectives, Gunter identifies the various schools of social scientific research that have determined the major perspectives in the area. Drawing a distinction between quantitative and qualitative methods, he discusses the relative advantages and disadvantages of each approach, and examines recent trends that signal a convergence of approaches and their associated forms of research. The unique strength of this

A Handbook of Media and Communication Research

Author: Klaus Bruhn Jensen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136597640
Release Date: 2013-03-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Handbook of Media and Communication Research presents qualitative as well as quantitative approaches to the study of media and communication, integrating perspectives from both the social sciences and the humanities. Taking methodology as a strategic level of analysis that joins practical concerns with theoretical issues, the Handbook offers a comprehensive and in-depth review of the field and a set of guidelines for how to think about, plan, and carry out media and communication studies in different social and cultural contexts. The second edition has been thoroughly updated with reference to the development of the internet, mobile, and other digital media. Each chapter addresses shifting configurations of established media organizations, media discourses, and media users in networked practices of communication. The introduction and one further chapter probe changing conceptions on mass and interpersonal, online and offline communication – in research as in everyday life. Three new chapters have been added to exemplify different forms of research employing multiple methods to study multiple media in multiple contexts. List of contributors: Klaus Bruhn Jensen, Barrie Gunter, Rasmus Helles, Annette Hill, Stig Hjarvard, Peter Larsen, Amanda Lotz, Graham Murdock, Horace Newcomb, Paddy Scannell, Lynn Schofield Clark, Kim Christian Schrøder

Cultural Production in Virtual and Imagined Worlds

Author: Tracey Bowen
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 9781443818360
Release Date: 2009-12-14
Genre: Social Science

Cultural Production in Virtual and Imagined Worlds foregrounds how the two important fields of visual culture and Internet culture interact. This collection of essays explores the intersections, overlaps and disparities in terms of how the two discourses illuminate our everyday negotiations as we become increasingly dependent on the Internet and virtual/visual imaginings for constructing who we are. What is being examined here are the ways in which we use visual/virtual lenses to see the world both individually and collectively. This book represents a transnational effort that began as a series of conversations during the Mid Atlantic Popular/American Culture conferences from 2005–2009. The editors, a Canadian and an American, have included contributors across national and geographic contexts. Cultural Production is aimed at raising questions, crossing borders and presenting points of departure for future scholarship in the relatively new and very rapidly changing disciplines of visual and virtual cultures. Our critical approach to this study includes viewing Internet images as contested sites of cultural activity and also as sites that advance ideologies related to cultural transformation.

Media Studies

Author: Philip Rayner
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415291739
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This text is a comprehensive collection of primary source material for those studying the media at university and pre-university level. Extracts include a range of texts from academic and non-academic works including journalism and writings on film, television and popular culture.

Reporting the Partition of Punjab 1947

Author: Raghuvendra Tanwar
ISBN: UOM:39015066831713
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Punjab (India)

The Study Is A Novel Attempt That Chronicles The Punjab`S Partition While Dealing With `Partition Itself`. The Narrative Weaves Disparate Local And National Events, Taking The Reader Back To 1947 In Dimensions Large In Numbers And Scope. Almost A Day To Day Report Of The Punjab Through 1947, It Restores The Human Dimension To A Story That Was Essentially A Story Of Human Misery. Based Mainly On 15 Regional And National Newspapers It Closely Examines The Punjab And Its Partition Through Letters, Opinion Columns, Editorials, Classifieds And Photographs. This Book Is Exceedingly Relevant To Our Present Times, More So In View Of The Thawing Process Of Relations Between India And Pakistan. It Is An Essential Reading For Those With Interest In Punjab, Both East And West.

Media theories and approaches

Author: Mark Balnaves
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN: 0230551610
Release Date: 2009-01-06
Genre: Political Science

This is a manageable introduction to all the theories and approaches that make up media studies. The book is accompanied by extensive textual and online resources to give readers guidance at every step. Offering a truly global approach, this is a cutting edge text for today’s students seeking to understand worldwide media, past and present.

Doing Social Science

Author: Fiona Devine
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN: PSU:000064179377
Release Date: 2009-11-15
Genre: Social Science

Each chapter in this book takes a cutting-edge empirical study and uses it to explore and explain key theoretical and methodological concepts. The text gives students invaluable insight into the constraints, issues and possibilities of doing real social research. This is essential reading for all students of social science.

How to Do Media and Cultural Studies

Author: Jane Stokes
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN: UOM:39015055851227
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Providing a student guide to the process of research and writing for media and cultural studies, the author covers both quantitative and qualitative methods and includes a list of useful library resources and essential Web sites.

Towards Mathematical Philosophy

Author: David Makinson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402090844
Release Date: 2008-11-09
Genre: Mathematics

area and in applications to linguistics, formal epistemology, and the study of norms. The second contains papers on non-classical and many-valued logics, with an eye on applications in computer science and through it to engineering. The third concerns the logic of belief management,whichis likewise closely connected with recent work in computer science but also links directly with epistemology, the philosophy of science, the study of legal and other normative systems, and cognitive science. The grouping is of course rough, for there are contributions to the volume that lie astride a boundary; at least one of them is relevant, from a very abstract perspective, to all three areas. We say a few words about each of the individual chapters, to relate them to each other and the general outlook of the volume. Modal Logics The ?rst bundle of papers in this volume contains contribution to modal logic. Three of them examine general problems that arise for all kinds of modal logics. The ?rst paper is essentially semantical in its approach, the second proof-theoretic, the third semantical again: • Commutativity of quanti?ers in varying-domain Kripke models,by R. Goldblatt and I. Hodkinson, investigates the possibility of com- tation (i.e. reversing the order) for quanti?ers in ?rst-order modal logics interpreted over relational models with varying domains. The authors study a possible-worlds style structural model theory that does not v- idate commutation, but satis?es all the axioms originally presented by Kripke for his familiar semantics for ?rst-order modal logic.

Vogel and Motulsky s Human Genetics

Author: Friedrich Vogel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540602909
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Science

The third edition of Vogel and Motulskys classic presents a cohesive and up-to-date compendium of the concepts, results, and problems underlying theory and practice in human medical genetics. In addition to important information on the molecular basis of human genetics, the book describes the principles of other epigenetic processes that together create the phenotype of a human being.

Remote Sensing from Space

Author: Bhupendra Jasani
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402084846
Release Date: 2009-09-17
Genre: Technology & Engineering

David Stevens Space-based information, which includes earth observation data, is increasingly becoming an integral part of our lives. We have been relying for decades on data obtained from meteorological satellites for updates on the weather and to monitor weather-related natural disasters such as hurricanes. We now count on our personal satellite-based navigation systems to guide us to the nearest Starbucks Coffee and use web-based applications such as Google Earth and Microsoft Virtual Earth to study the area of places we will or would like to visit. At the same time, satellite-based technologies have experienced impressive growth in recent years with an increase in the number of available sensors, an increase in spatial, temporal and spectral resolutions, an increase in the availability of radar satellites such as Terrasar-X and ALOS, and the launching of specific constellations such as the Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC), COSMO- SkyMed (COnstellation of small Satellites for the Mediterranean basin Observation) and RapidEye. Even more recent are the initiatives being set-up to ensure that space-based information is being accessed and used by decision makers, such as Sentinel Asia for the Asia and Pacific region and SERVIR for the Latin America and Caribbean region.

Lectures on Polytopes

Author: Günter M. Ziegler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 038794365X
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Mathematics

Based on a graduate course at the Technische Universität, Berlin, this book presents a wealth of material on the modern theory of convex polytopes. With linear algebra as a prerequisite, the text moves quickly from the basics to topics of recent research.