From Words to Numbers: Narrative, Data, and Social Science

From Words to Numbers: Narrative, Data, and Social Science

by Roberto Franzosi
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521815207

ISBN-13: 9780521815208

Pub. Date: 02/29/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Departing radically from traditional content analysis approaches to the quantitative study of texts, this work is based on a linguistic theory of narrative, rather than the ad hoc approaches of context analysis. The book illustrates a set of tools--story grammars, relational data models, and network models--that can be profitably used for the collection, organization,

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Departing radically from traditional content analysis approaches to the quantitative study of texts, this work is based on a linguistic theory of narrative, rather than the ad hoc approaches of context analysis. The book illustrates a set of tools--story grammars, relational data models, and network models--that can be profitably used for the collection, organization, and analysis of narrative data in socio-historical research (e.g., narratives of strikes, demonstrations, lynchings, and riots).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521815208
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/29/2004
Series:
Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences Series, #22
Pages:
476
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.57(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. From Words to Numbers: A Journey: Prologue; 1. 'In the beginning, there was the word'; 2. Ars memoriae; 3: everything is number; Part II. Looking Back: What's in the Numbers?: 4. The word and the world; 5. 'A worlde of wordes'; 6. Journeys end.

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