Qualitative Research in Journalism: Taking It to the Streets / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$38.18
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 95%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (10) from $1.99   
  • New (4) from $42.95   
  • Used (6) from $1.99   

Overview

This volume highlights the integration of qualitative research methods into traditional journalism, offering new ways of expanding and enhancing news coverage. Designed for readers without prior experience in social science research, this collection presents a wide variety of qualitative techniques and their applications in journalistic practice. The work brings together contributions from professional journalists and journalism scholars who are highly experienced in conducting qualitative research. These experts demonstrate how valid, reliable qualitative procedures can be used to increase coverage and offer new insights.

Written in a straightforward, reader-friendly style, features in this volume include:
*real-world examples from contemporary newsrooms and interviews with practicing journalists who use the techniques of qualitative research in reporting;
*a rationale for the use of qualitative methods in journalism, with an illustration of how various qualitative methods tie together;
*step-by-step instructions for applying each methodology;
*a solid foundation for understanding the history and theory behind qualitative research and its usefulness in journalism;
*chapters on pairing qualitative and quantitative methods in journalism and on detailing partnerships between academics and professional journalists to facilitate newsroom research and reporting; and
*a discussion of "objectivity" in qualitative research and in journalism that offers an ethic for journalists of today.

The methodologies covered here include oral and life histories, textual analysis, focused interviews, ethnographies, focus groups, and case studies. In addition, a recently developed technique, civic mapping, is presented as a qualitative tool for reporting.

Qualitative Research in Journalism is an indispensable resource for current and future journalists interested in enhancing their coverage of the news.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"...it is a useful introduction to some techniques that reporters and editors need to understand to survive in today's news environment." —Communication Research Trends
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805843996
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/1/2003
  • Series: Routledge Communication Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents: J. Rosen, Foreword. Preface. Part I. S.H. Iorio, Qualitative Method Journalism. L.A. Friedland, K.B. Campbell, Connected Research: The Chicago School Precedent. C.G. Christians, The Changing News Paradigm: From Objectivity to Interpretive Sufficiency. Part II. T. Haas, Qualitative Case Study Methods in Newsroom Research and Reporting: The Case of the Akron Beacon Journal. S. Willey, Focus Groups Newsroom Style. R. Coleman, Oral and Life Histories: Giving Voice to the Voiceless. S.H. Iorio, Focused Interviews. J.M. Cramer, M. McDevitt, Ethnographic Journalism. K.B. Campbell, Inventing Civic Mapping. J.L. Morris, Textual Analysis in Journalism. S.S. Huxman, M. Allen, Scientists and Storytellers: The Imperative of Pairing Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches in Communication Research. J. Schaffer, Academic/Professional Partnerships: Newsrooms and Community.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)