Research Methods for English Studies / Edition 1

Research Methods for English Studies / Edition 1

by Gabriele Griffin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0748621555

ISBN-13: 9780748621552

Pub. Date: 07/04/2006

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press


Introduces readers to a wide range of research methods for use in English Studies. With a revised Introduction and with all chapters revised to bring them completely up-to date, this new edition remains the leading guide to research methods for final-year undergraduates, postgraduates taking Masters degrees and PhDs students of 19th- and 20th-century Literary…  See more details below

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Introduces readers to a wide range of research methods for use in English Studies. With a revised Introduction and with all chapters revised to bring them completely up-to date, this new edition remains the leading guide to research methods for final-year undergraduates, postgraduates taking Masters degrees and PhDs students of 19th- and 20th-century Literary Studies.Written by a range of distinguished contributors, each chapter centres on one particular method, offering both concrete practical advice on how to utilise it and exploring some of the methodological issues that are involved in the use of the particular method. The chapters cover research methods familiar to English scholars such as textual analysis, as well as those less commonly explored such as visual and quantitative methods, which also contribute significantly to research in English Studies. Other approaches discussed include auto/biographical methods, discourse analysis, interviewing, archival methods, ethnographic methods, oral hist

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748621552
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Publication date:
07/04/2006
Series:
Research Methods for the Arts and the Humanities Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

1 Research Methods for English Studies: An Introduction Gabriele Griffin 1

2 Archival Methods Carolyn Steedman 18

3 Auto/biography as a Research Method Maty Evans 32

4 Oral History as a Research Method Penny Summerfield 48

5 Visual Methodologies Gillian Rose 69

6 Discourse Analysis Gabriele Griffin 93

7 The Uses of Ethnographic Methods in English Studies Rachel Alsop 113

8 Numbers and Words: Quantitative Methods for Scholars of Texts Pat Hudson 133

9 Textual Analysis as a Research Method Catherine Belsey 160

10 Interviewing Gabriele Griffin 179

11 Creative Writing as a Research Method Jon Cook 200

12 English Research Methods and the Digital Humanities Marilyn Deegan 218

Notes on Contributors 246

Index 249

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