From Words to Numbers: Narrative, Data, and Social Scienceby Roberto Franzosi
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, and analysis of narrative data in socio-historical research (e.g., narratives of strikes, demonstrations, lynchings, and riots).
Table of ContentsPart 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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