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Media and communication research methods : an introduction to qualitative and quantitative approaches / Arthur Asa Berger.

By: Berger, Arthur Asa, 1933-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookCall no.: P91.3 .B47 2020Publication: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, Inc., c2020Edition: 5th ed, International student ed.Description: xix, 463 p. : ill.ISBN: 9781544371740 (paperback); 1544371748 (paperback).Subject(s): Mass media -- Research -- Methodology | Communication -- Research -- Methodology
Contents:
What is research? -- The research process -- Semiotic analysis -- Rhetorical analysis -- Ideological criticism -- Psychoanalytic criticism -- Discourse analysis -- Interviews -- Historical analysis -- Ethnomethodological research -- Participant observation -- Content analysis -- Surveys -- Experiments -- A primer on descriptive statistics -- Nineteen common thinking errors -- Writing research reports.
Summary: "This step-by-step introduction to conducting media and communication research offers practical insights along with the author's signature lighthearted style to make discussion of qualitative and quantitative methods easy to comprehend. The Fifth Edition of Media and Communication Research Methods includes a new chapter on discourse analysis; expanded discussion of social media, including discussion of the ethics of Facebook experiments; and Expanded coverage of the research process, with new discussion of search strategies and best practices for analyzing research articles. Ideal for beginning research students at both the graduate and undergraduate level, this proven book is clear, concise, and accompanied by just the right number of detailed examples, useful applications, and valuable exercises to help students to understand, and master, media and communication research"--
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

What is research? -- The research process -- Semiotic analysis -- Rhetorical analysis -- Ideological criticism -- Psychoanalytic criticism -- Discourse analysis -- Interviews -- Historical analysis -- Ethnomethodological research -- Participant observation -- Content analysis -- Surveys -- Experiments -- A primer on descriptive statistics -- Nineteen common thinking errors -- Writing research reports.

"This step-by-step introduction to conducting media and communication research offers practical insights along with the author's signature lighthearted style to make discussion of qualitative and quantitative methods easy to comprehend. The Fifth Edition of Media and Communication Research Methods includes a new chapter on discourse analysis; expanded discussion of social media, including discussion of the ethics of Facebook experiments; and Expanded coverage of the research process, with new discussion of search strategies and best practices for analyzing research articles. Ideal for beginning research students at both the graduate and undergraduate level, this proven book is clear, concise, and accompanied by just the right number of detailed examples, useful applications, and valuable exercises to help students to understand, and master, media and communication research"--

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