Qualitative Method and Cultural Studies
- Pertti Alasuutari - University of Tampere, Finland
Communication Research Methods | Qualitative Research (General)
The growth of interdisciplinary cultural studies poses new challenges for the process of doing research. In this textbook, Pertti Alasuutari introduces the range of approaches and methodological tools available for undertaking critical research, and shows how cultural studies transcend traditional divisions between qualitative and quantitative methods and between social sciences and humanities.
He draws upon three main sources: the qualitative traditions of sociological and anthropological research, including ethnography and symbolic interactionism; methods for the study of language and interaction - semiotics, narrative analysis, conversation analysis and discourse analysis; and quantitative analysis in terms of its relevance to data produced by research on culture.
This book offers students with a cultural slant towards research method. Students will be recomended to read this publication in order to explore their research design.