Media Research Methods

Measuring Audiences, Reactions and Impact

Author: Barrie Gunter

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761956594

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 314

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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

Qualitative and Quantitative Methodologies

Author: Klaus Bruhn Jensen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134590008

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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A Handbook of Media and Communications Research presents qualitative as well as quantitative approaches to the analysis and interpretation of media, covering perspectives from both the social sciences and the humanities. The Handbook offers 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, the Handbook will be a standard reference work for students and researchers.

Reporting the Partition of Punjab, 1947

Press, Public, and Other Opinions

Author: Raghuvendra Tanwar

Publisher: N.A


Category: Punjab (India)

Page: 622

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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 Studies

The Essential Resource

Author: Philip Rayner,Peter Wall,Stephen Kruger

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415291736

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 285

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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,Mary-Lou Nemanic

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443818364

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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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 theories and approaches

a global perspective

Author: Mark Balnaves,Stephanie Donald,Brian Shoesmith

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9780230551619

Category: Political Science

Page: 339

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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

Evidence and Methods in Empirical Research

Author: Fiona Devine,Sue Heath

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan


Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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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.

Political Campaign Communication

Inside and Out

Author: Larry Powell,Joseph Cowart

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205318438

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 310

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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

A Project of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology

Author: David H. Jonassen

Publisher: Macmillan Library Reference


Category: Communication en éducation - Recherche - Guides, manuels, etc

Page: 1267

View: 1938

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

Towards Mathematical Philosophy

Papers from the Studia Logica conference Trends in Logic IV

Author: David Makinson,Jacek Malinowski,Heinrich Wansing

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402090846

Category: Mathematics

Page: 344

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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

Problems and Approaches

Author: Friedrich Vogel,Gunter Vogel,Arno G. Motulsky,Departments of Medicine and Gerome Sciences Arno G Motulsky

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540602903

Category: Science

Page: 851

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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

Supporting International Peace and Security

Author: Bhupendra Jasani,Martino Pesaresi,Stefan Schneiderbauer,Gunter Zeug

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402084843

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 297

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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.

Books in Print

Author: R.R. Bowker Company

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Dietro il telecomando

profili dello spettatore televisivo

Author: Marino Livolsi

Publisher: FrancoAngeli

ISBN: 9788846467775

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

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Discourse and communication

new approaches to the analysis of mass media discourse and communication

Author: Teun Adrianus van Dijk

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9780899251059

Category: Social Science

Page: 367

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Formal Methods for Open Object-Based Distributed Systems

10th IFIP WG 6.1 International Conference, FMOODS 2008, Oslo, Norway, June 4-6, 2008 Proceedings

Author: Gilles Barthe,Frank S. de Boer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540688625

Category: Computers

Page: 259

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This volume contains the proceedings of the 10th IFIP Working Group 6.1 - ternational Conference on Formal Methods for Open Object-Based Distributed Systems (FMOODS 2008).The conference was part of the Third Federated c- ferences on Distributed Computing Techniques (DisCoTec), together with the 10th International Conference on Coordination Models and Languages (COOR- DINATION 2008) and the 8th IFIP International Conference on Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems (DAIS 2008). We are grateful to Frank Eliassen and Einar Broch Johnsen of the University of Oslo for the excellent organization of this event in Olso, Norway, June 4–6, 2008. The goal of the FMOODS conferences is to bring together researchers and practitioners whose work encompasses three important and related ?elds: – Formal methods – Distributed systems – Object-based technology The 14 papers presented at FMOODS 2008 and included in this volume were selected by the Program Committee among 35 submissions. Each submission was reviewed by at least three Program Committee members. They all re?ect thescopeoftheconferenceandcoverthe following topics: semantics of obje- oriented programming; formal techniques for speci?cation, analysis, and re?- ment; model checking; theorem proving and deductive veri?cation;type systems and behavioral typing; formal methods for service-oriented computing; integ- tion of quality of service requirements into formal models; formal approaches to component-based design; and applications of formal methods.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Families

Page: N.A

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