Research Methods for English Studies

Research Methods for English Studies

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.

Author: Gabriele Griffin

Publisher: Research Methods for the Arts and Humanities

ISBN: 0748683437

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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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.
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Research Methods for English Studies

Research Methods for English Studies

This volume introduces final-year undergraduate and postgraduate students taking Masters degrees or PhDs to a range of research methods that are deployed in the study of English, particularly for the periods of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Author: Gabriele Griffin

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066780886

Category: Reference

Page: 248

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This volume introduces final-year undergraduate and postgraduate students taking Masters degrees or PhDs to a range of research methods that are deployed in the study of English, particularly for the periods of the 19th and 20th centuries.
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Research Methods in English

Research Methods in English

This Book Introduces Post-Graduate Students And Researchers To The Basics And Techniques Of Research Methods In English Literature And Language.

Author: M.P. Sinha

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 8126903589

Category: English literature

Page: 144

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This Book Introduces Post-Graduate Students And Researchers To The Basics And Techniques Of Research Methods In English Literature And Language. It Covers Qualitative And Quantitative Methodology And Includes The Following Topics:" Definition, Aims And Objectives Of Research" Materials And Tools Of Research" Background Knowledge Of The Researcher" Methods Of Research (I) Biography (Ii) Bibliography And Textual Criticism (Iii) Modern Critical Theories" The Literary Thesis" Bibliographical ReferencesThe Book Will Be Most Useful For Teachers, Students, Program Administrators And Researchers In Their Research Work. It Can Be Used As A Basic Text For Research Methodology Paper In M.A. And M.Phil. And Pre-Ph.D. Courses.
Categories: English literature

Research Methods for English Studies

Research Methods for English Studies

Its purpose is to present readers with introductions to different research methods that might be employed in English studies research, particularly for ...

Author: Gabriele Griffin

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748683451

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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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- an
Categories: Literary Criticism

Research Methods for English Language Teachers

Research Methods for English Language Teachers

This book offers a lively introduction to the research methods and techniques available to English language teachers who wish to investigate aspects of their own practice.

Author: Jo McDonough

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317859192

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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This book offers a lively introduction to the research methods and techniques available to English language teachers who wish to investigate aspects of their own practice. It covers qualitative and quantitative methodology and includes sections on observation, introspection, diary studies, experiments, interviews, questionnaires, numerical techniques and case study research. Each method is illustrated with examples in language teaching contexts, and techniques of data collection and analysis are introduced. The authors focus particularly on research in the classroom, on tests, materials, the effects of innovations, and they discuss methods appropriate to research in various collaborative modes as well as by individuals. A key feature of the book is an introduction to the debate surrounding different approaches to research, with an evaluation of traditional research in relation to the paradigms associated with reflective practice and action research. The book is ideal for teachers on initial training and post-experience courses, students on degree programmes in applied linguistics and TEFL and, of course, practising teachers with an interest in research methods in language teaching.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Writing Studies Research in Practice

Writing Studies Research in Practice

While each chapter addresses a different subject, the volume as a whole covers the range of methodologies, technologies, and approaches—both old and new—that writing researchers use, and examines the ways in which contemporary writing ...

Author: Lee Nickoson

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809331154

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 289

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An essential reference for students and scholars exploring the methods and methodologies of writing research. What does it mean to research writing today? What are the practical and theoretical issues researchers face when approaching writing as they do? What are the gains or limitations of applying particular methods, and what might researchers be overlooking? These questions and more are answered by the writing research field’s leading scholars in Writing Studies Research in Practice: Methods and Methodologies. Editors Nickoson and Sheridan gather twenty chapters from leaders in writing research, spanning topics from ethical considerations for researchers, quantitative methods, and activity analysis to interviewing and communitybased and Internet research. While each chapter addresses a different subject, the volume as a whole covers the range of methodologies, technologies, and approaches—both old and new—that writing researchers use, and examines the ways in which contemporary writing research is understood, practiced, and represented. An essential reference for experienced researchers and an invaluable tool to help novices understand research methods and methodologies, Writing Studies Research in Practice includes established methods and knowledge while addressing the contemporary issues, interests, and concerns faced by writing researchers today.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Theories and Methodologies in Postgraduate Feminist Research

Theories and Methodologies in Postgraduate Feminist Research

In Research Methods for English Studies, ed. G. Griffin, 111–30. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. Belsey, C. 2005. Textual Analysis as a Research ...

Author: Rosemarie Buikema

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136728433

Category: Reference

Page: 310

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This volume centers on theories and methodologies for postgraduate feminist researchers engaged in interdisciplinary research, in a context of increasing globalization, giving special attention to cutting-edge approaches at the borders between humanities and social sciences and specific discipline-transgressing fields such as feminist technoscience studies.
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Research Methods for Cultural Studies

Research Methods for Cultural Studies

RESEARCH METHODS FOR THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES Published Titles Research Methods for English Studies Edited by Gabrielle Griffin Research Methods for Law ...

Author: Michael Pickering

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748631193

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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This new textbook addresses the neglect of practical research methods in cultural studies. It provides readers with clearly written overviews of research methods in cultural studies, along with guidelines on how to put these methods into operation. It advocates a multi-method approach, with students drawing from a pool of techniques and approaches suitable for their own topics of investigation.The book covers the following main areas:* Drawing on experience, and studying how narratives make sense of experience.* Investigating production processes in the cultural industries, and the consumption and assimilation of cultural products by audiences and fans.* Taking both quantitative and qualitative approaches to the study of cultural life.* Analysing visual images and both spoken and written forms of discourse.* Exploring cultural memory and historical representation.
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Methods and Methodology in Composition Research

Methods and Methodology in Composition Research

255 ments of anthropology ) than with their colleagues in English studies who subscribe to a different methodology in order to pursue their interests in the ...

Author: Gesa Kirsch

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809317273

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 354

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In original essays, fourteen nationally known scholars examine the practical, philosophical, and epistemological implications of a variety of research traditions. Included are discussions of historical, theoretical, and feminist scholarship; case-study and ethnographic research; text and conversation analysis; and cognitive, experimental, and descriptive research. Issues that cross methodological boundaries, such as the nature of collaborative research and writing, methodological pluralism, the classification and coding of research data, and the politics of composition research, are also examined. Contributors reflect on their own research practices, and so reflect the current state of composition research itself.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Research Methods for Law

Research Methods for Law

... and Matt Hayler Research Methods for Memory Studies Edited by Emily Keightley and Michael Pickering Research Methods for English Studies (2nd edition) ...

Author: Mike McConville

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474403221

Category: Law

Page: 336

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Introduces students to legalistic, theoretical, empirical, comparative and cross-disciplinary research methods, grounded in working examplesNew for this editionNew chapter on inter- and cross-disciplinary research essential reading for international students and students with a non-law first degree undertaking research in the areas of law, criminology, psychology and sociologyResearch ethics has been expanded to a full chapter that includes current plagiarism and imperfect disclosureBrings existing chapters up to date with the newest thinking in legal researchDrawing on actual research projects, Research Methods for Law discusses how legal research as process impacts on research as product. The author team has a broad range of teaching and research experience in law, criminal justice and socio-legal studies, and give examples from real-life research products to illustrate the theory.
Categories: Law

Research Methods for Memory Studies

Research Methods for Memory Studies

RESEARCH METHODS FOR THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES Published titles: Research Methods for English Studies, 2nd Edition Edited by Gabriele Griffin Research Methods ...

Author: Emily Keightley

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748683475

Category: Reference

Page: 272

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The first textbook on research methods and methodological questions in the field of memory studiesThis guide provides students and researchers with a clear set of outlines and discussions of particular methods of research in memory studies. It offers not only expert appraisals of a range of techniques, approaches and perspectives in memory studies, but also focuses on key questions of methodology in order to help bring unity and coherence to this new field of study.
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Research Methods for History

Research Methods for History

RESEARCH METHODS FOR THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES Published Titles Research Methods for English Studies Edited by Gabriele Griffin Research Methods for Law ...

Author: Simon Gunn

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748654024

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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The first guide to the sources, techniques and concepts needed for effective historical research. While historians have become increasingly sensitive to social and cultural theory since the 1980s, the actual methods by which research is carried out in History have been largely taken for granted. Research Methods for History encourages those researching the past to think creatively about the wide range of methods currently in use, to understand how these methods are used and what historical insights they can provide.The book covers sources and methods that are well-established in History, such as archival research, together with those that are less widely known. The themes of the different chapters have been selected to reflect recent trends in the subject. Even with more established methods, however, the aim is to present new insights and perspectives and to open researchers' minds to new methodological possibilities.
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Research Methods in Theatre and Performance

Research Methods in Theatre and Performance

RESEARCH METHODS FOR THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES Published Titles Research Methods for English Studies Edited by Gabriele Griffin Research Methods for Law ...

Author: Baz Kershaw

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748688104

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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How have theatre and performance research methods and methodologies engaged the expanding diversity of performing arts practices? How can students best combine performance/theatre research approaches in their projects? This book's 29 contributors provide
Categories: Performing Arts

Jacques Ranciere Aesthetics Politics Philosophy

Jacques Ranciere  Aesthetics  Politics  Philosophy

RESEARCH METHODS FOR ARTS AND HUMANITIES A NEW SERIES FROM EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY ... Research Methods for English Studies NEW Research Methods Edited by ...

Author: Robson Mark Robson

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474472128

Category: Electronic books

Page: 128

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'Aesthetics is not the fateful capture of art by philosophy. It is not the catastrophic overflow of art into politics. It is the originary knot that ties a sense of art to an idea of thought and an idea of the community.'Jacques RanciereThis special issue of Paragraph brings together new essays on the work of Jacques Ranciere by thinkers from a range of disciplines and critical perspectives. In particular, the contributors address topics such as politics, aesthetics, education, literature, historiography, community and the end of philosophy. The volume includes a new piece by Jacques Ranciere.Published as a special issue of the journal Paragraph (28:1)
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Practice led Research Research led Practice in the Creative Arts

Practice led Research  Research led Practice in the Creative Arts

RESEARCH METHODS FOR THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES Published Titles Research Methods for English Studies Edited by Gabrielle Griffin Research Methods for Law ...

Author: Hazel Smith

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748636303

Category: Art

Page: 288

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This book addresses one of the most exciting and innovative developments within higher education: the rise in prominence of the creative arts and the accelerating recognition that creative practice is a form of research. The book considers how creative practice can lead to research insights through what is often known as practice-led research. But unlike other books on practice-led research, it balances this with discussion of how research can impact positively on creative practice through research-led practice. The editors posit an iterative and web-like relationship between practice and research. Essays within the book cover a wide range of disciplines including creative writing, dance, music, theatre, film and new media, and the contributors are from the UK, US, Canada and Australia. The subject is approached from numerous angles: the authors discuss methodologies of practice-led research and research-led practice, their own creative work as a form of research, research training for creative practitioners, and the politics and histories of practice-led research and research-led practice within the university. The book will be invaluable for creative practitioners, researchers, students in the creative arts and university leaders. Key Features*The first book to document, conceptualise and analyse practice-led research in the creative arts and to balance it with research-led practice*Written by highly qualified academics and practitioners across the creative arts and sciences *Brings together empirical, cultural and creative approaches*Presents illuminating case histories of creative work and practice-led research
Categories: Art

Research Methods for History

Research Methods for History

... and Matt Hayler Research Methods for Memory Studies Edited by Emily Keightley and Michael Pickering Research Methods for English Studies (2nd edition) ...

Author: Lucy Faire

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474408745

Category: History

Page: 256

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Historians have become increasingly sensitive to social and cultural theory since the 1980s, yet the actual methods by which research is carried out in History have been largely taken for granted. Research Methods for History encourages those researching the past to think creatively about the wide range of methods currently in use, to understand how these methods are used and what historical insights they can provide. This updated new edition has been expanded to cover not only sources and methods that are well-established in History, such as archival research, but also those that have developed recently, such as the impact of digital history research. The themes of the different chapters have been selected to reflect new trends in the subject, including landscape studies, material culture and ethics. Every chapter presents new insights and perspectives and will open researchers minds to the expanding possibilities of historical research.
Categories: History

Research Methods for Reading Digital Data in the Digital Humanities

Research Methods for Reading Digital Data in the Digital Humanities

RESEARCH METHODS FOR THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES Forthcoming Titles Research Methods ... Keightley and Michael Pickering Research Methods for English Studies, ...

Author: Gabriele Griffin

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474409629

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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The first volume to introduce the techniques and methods of reading digital material for researchDigital Humanities has become one of the new domains of academe at the interface of technological development, epistemological change, and methodological concerns. This volume explores how digital material might be read or utilized in research, whether that material is digitally born as fanfiction, for example, mostly is, or transposed from other sources. The volume asks questions such as what happens when text is transformed from printed into digital matter, and how that impacts on the methods we bring to bear on exploring that technologized matter, for example in the case of digital editions. Issues such as how to analyse visual material in digital archives or Twitter feeds, how to engage in data mining, what it means to undertake crowd-sourcing, big data, and what digital network analyses can tell us about online interactions are dealt with. This will give Humanities researchers ideas for doing digitally based research and also suggest ways of engaging with new digital research methods. Key featuresFirst volume centred on the navigation and interpretation of digital material as research methods in the HumanitiesUp-to-date analyses of issues and methods including big data, crowdsourcing, digital network analysis, working with digital additionsBased on actual research projects such as para-textual work with fanfiction, reading twitter, different kinds of distant and close readings
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Research Methods for Creating and Curating Data in the Digital Humanities

Research Methods for Creating and Curating Data in the Digital Humanities

... Griffin and Matt Hayler Research Methods for Memory Studies Edited by Emily Keightley and Michael Pickering Research Methods for English Studies, ...

Author: Matt Hayler

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474409674

Category: Computers

Page: 256

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As all scholars increasingly use digital tools to support their research, and every internet user becomes used to data being available, elucidating, and engaging, the creative aspects of Digital Humanities work are coming under increasing scrutiny. This volume explores the practice of making new tools, new images, new collections, and new artworks in an academic environment, detailing who needs to be involved and what their roles might be, and how they come together to produce knowledge as a collective. The chapters presented here demonstrate that creation is never neutral with political and theoretical concerns intentionally or unavoidably always being written into the fabric of what is being made, even if that's the seeming neatness of computer code. In presenting their own creative research, the writers in this volume offer examples of practice that will be of use to anyone interested in learning more about contemporary Digital Humanities scholarship and its implications.
Categories: Computers

Points of Departure

Points of Departure

Rethinking Student Source Use and Writing Studies Research Methods Tricia ... sat in my classes have typically come from MA programs in English departments ...

Author: Tricia Serviss

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781607326250

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Points of Departure encourages a return to empirical research about writing, presenting a wealth of transparent, reproducible studies of student sources. The volume shows how to develop methods for coding and characterizing student texts, their choice of source material, and the resources used to teach information literacy. In so doing, the volume advances our understanding of how students actually write. The contributors offer methodologies, techniques, and suggestions for research that move beyond decontextualized guides to grapple with the messiness of research-in-process, as well as design, development, and expansion. Serviss and Jamieson’s model of RAD writing studies research is transcontextual and based on hybridized or mixed methods. Among these methods are citation context analysis, research-aloud protocols, textual and genre analysis, surveys, interviews, and focus groups, with an emphasis on process and knowledge as contingent. Chapters report on research projects at different stages and across institution types—from pilot to multi-site, from community college to research university—focusing on the methods and artifacts employed. A rich mosaic of research about research, Points of Departure advances knowledge about student writing and serves as a guide for both new and experienced researchers in writing studies. Contributors: Crystal Benedicks, Katt Blackwell-Starnes, Lee-Ann Kastman Breuch, Kristi Murray Costello, Anne Diekema, Rebecca Moore Howard, Sandra Jamieson, Elizabeth Kleinfeld, Brian N. Larson, Karen J. Lunsford, M. Whitney Olsen, Tricia Serviss, Janice R. Walker
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Britain and the European Union

Britain and the European Union

Research. Methods. for. English. Studies: An. Introduction. Gabriele. Griffin, ... research methods were not widely dis- cussed in English studies.

Author: Alistair Jones

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748683727

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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This updated guide examines the different relationships between the various tiers of government in the UK and the EU, and how the EU's powers affect the UK, from a range of perspectives. It evaluates the role of the media, political parties, pressure groups, social media and the ever-changing position of public opinion, and places the relationship in its historical context to show how it has evolved over time. Each chapter includes an introduction, learning goals, a glossary, likely exam questions, helpful websites and suggestions for further reading. This new edition has two new chapters, 'Europeanisation' and 'The British Media and the EU', includes the fallout from the 2015 UK Parliament general election and the 2014 European Parliament election and draws on freshly updated examples, tables and figures updated throughout.
Categories: Literary Criticism