Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Documents as sources of data

Question 1

What are Scott's four criteria for assessing the quality of documents?

Question 2

Why does Bryman raise questions about biographies of Walt Disney?

Question 3

Why might a collection of personal letters from the nineteenth century be low in representativeness?

Question 4

Why might social researchers be interested in analysing photographs as a form of visual data?

Question 5

Which of the following is not an example of an official document?

Question 6

Which of the following can be studied as a documentary source from the mass media?

Question 7

Why can it be difficult to establish the authenticity of virtual data?

Question 8

Why is it important to study the way audiences "read" cultural documents?

Question 9

How does qualitative content analysis differ from quantitative content analysis?

Question 10

What is semiotics?

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