A Handbook of Media and Communication Research: Qualitative and Quantitative Methodologies

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Klaus Bruhn Jensen
Psychology Press, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 332 pages
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TheHandbook of Media and Communication Researchpresents qualitative as well as quantitative approaches to the analysis and interpretation of media, covering perspectives from both the social sciences and the humanities. TheHandbookoffers a comprehensive review of earlier research and a set of guidelines for how to think about, plan, and carry out studies of media in different social and cultural contexts. Divided into sections on the history, systematics and pragmatics of research, and written by internationally acknowledged specialists in each area, theHandbookwill be a standard reference work for students and researchers in the field of media, communication and cultural studies.
 

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Contents

the state of convergence in media
1
PART
9
RESEARCH
15
social science investigations
40
PARTI
59
The production of news
78
Gaye Tuchman
91
Discourses of fact
98
qualitative traditions
156
the cultural contexts
171
History media and communication
191
SCIENTIFIC APPROACHES AND SOCIAL
207
The qualitative research process
235
The complementarity of qualitative and quantitative methodologies
254
The social origins and uses of media and communication research
273
References
294

Mediated fiction
117
Media audiences
132

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Klaus Bruhn Jensen is Associate Professor and Chair of the department of Film and Media Studies at the University of Copenhagen. His previous books include "Making Sense of the News" (1986) and "A Handbook of Qualitative Methods for Mass Communication Research "(edited with Nick Jankowski, 1991). He has published extensively in leading journals of mass communication including the "Journal of Communication, Media, Culture & Society" and the "European Journal of Communication

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