This session covers the major traditions of textual analysis as a qualitative research method and will focus primarily on content analysis, semiotic analysis, and narrative analysis. These are all methodologies designed to uncover and analyse the messages being carried in texts. In the session we’ll explore each method’s underlying aims and purpose, its main tools and techniques, and its strengths and weaknesses. Together, we will consider how each of these methods might be applied by practising them in relation to one or two examples of the same text. There will be time for further discussion and/or questions at the end. By the close of the session you will have a working understanding of each of these key traditions of textual analysis and of which method or methods might be most appropriate in your own research.
Date: 15th November 2016
Location: EE G169
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