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

A Handbook of Media and Communication Research

Author: Klaus Bruhn Jensen
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415225884
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This handbook covers perspectives from both the social sciences and the humanities. It provides guidelines for how to think about, plan, and carry out studies of media in different social and cultural contexts.

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.

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.

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.

Political Campaign Communication

Author: Larry Powell
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 0205318436
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Performing Arts

Political Campaign Communication: Inside and Out examines the ins and outs of political campaigning through the eyes of an academic and a political consultant. This book takes a unique approach to the subject of campaign communication by examining its intricacies from views both inside and outside of the process. Unlike many books in this field, Political Campaign Communication: Inside and Out takes a broad view of political campaigning, discussing theories and principles, along with topics such as political socialization, the role of money, ethics, and critical events. Designed for anyone interested in the areas of political communication and political campaign communication-also ideal for those interested in political science and government.

Handbook of Research for Educational Communications and Technology

Author: David H. Jonassen
Publisher: Macmillan Library Reference
ISBN: UOM:39076001752679
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Communication en éducation - Recherche - Guides, manuels, etc

Examines the use of technologies to facilitate teaching and learning as well as the design of instruction and learning environments. Outlines the breadth of issues, theories, and methods that define the field of education, educational communications, and technology; describes the theoretical and intellectual foundations for the methods and models that researchers and designed use to develop and criticize the research and products; and summarizes and critiques the base of research studies on hard technologies. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Books in Print

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025888475
Release Date: 2002
Genre: American literature


ISBN: STANFORD:36105111050469
Release Date: 2000-01
Genre: American literature