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- DescriptionWhile many volumes discuss qualitative methods, only Qualitative Communication Research Methods focuses on the history and diversity of their use within the communication discipline. This volume is written by, for, and about communication scholars. It introduces readers from any background to every step of the qualitative research process, from developing research topics and questions, all the way through writing a final report. In addition to covering the scope of theories and methods currently used in qualitative communication research, this book also discusses important trends influencing the future of that research. Key features in this new edition include: - A more clear and direct writing style, suitable for use in both undergraduate and graduate courses. - Numerous practical examples and exercises designed to reinforce student learning of concepts. - A critical guide to the contexts of qualitative research. More than ever, qualitative researchers operate in institutional contexts that present new dilemmas. The book brings readers up to date on related ethical, political, and practical issues, including: the influences of globalization on the design and conduct of research; the appropriate use of recording techlogy in conducting fieldwork; the unique challenges and opportunities related to studying multi-media, on-line environments; and ongoing invation and controversy surrounding genres and formats of qualitative writing. - An integrated suite of chapters on data-producing methods. In addition to updated discussions of participant-observation and qualitative interviewing, this edition includes a new chapter on the study of material culture and documents. Together, these three chapters help readers to learn how fieldwork methods can successfully combine in a flexible, integrated fashion. - Cutting-edge techlogical developments. The book informs and advises readers about the latest developments in techlogy for qualitative communication research. This discussion focuses on how new media - such as e-mail, texting, cell phone video, and blogging - t only form topics of research, but also the means of recording, analyzing, and textually representing data.
- Author BiographyThomas R. Lindlof is a professor in the School of Journalism and Media at the University of Kentucky. His research and teaching interests focus on the cultural analysis of mediated communication, media audience theory and research, and qualitative research methodology. His research has appeared in numerous scholarly outlets, including Communication Research, Journal of Communication, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Journalism Quarterly, Journalism Studies, Social Science Computer Review, and Communication Yearbook. He has served as the editor of the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media. He has written or edited six books, including Qualitative Communication Research Methods (with Bryan C. Taylor) and Hollywood under Siege: Martin Scorsese, the Religious Right, and the Culture Wars. Bryan C. Taylor is a Professor of Communication, and the Director of the Peace, Conflict and Security Program at the University of Colorado-Boulder. His teaching and research interests include qualitative methods, security studies, organizational communication, and technology studies. He has published in the Annals of the International Communication Association, Communication Research, Critical Studies in Media Communication, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Management Communication Quarterly, Quarterly Journal of Speech, Rhetoric and Public Affairs, Culture and Organization, and elsewhere. He is co-author with Thomas Lindlof of Qualitative Communication Research Methods (Sage) and co-editor of Nuclear Legacies: Communication, Controversy and the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Production Complex (Lexington Press), which received the 2008 Christine Oravec Research Award from the Environmental Communication Division of the National Communication Association.
- Author(s)Bryan C. Taylor,Thomas R. Lindlof
- PublisherSAGE Publications Inc
- Date of Publication08/12/2010
- SubjectLibrary & Information Science
- Place of PublicationThousand Oaks
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSAGE Publications Inc
- Content Noteblack & white tables, figures
- Weight472 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine14 mm
- Edition Statement3rd Revised edition
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