Research Methods for English Studies

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Author: Gabriele Griffin

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780748621552

Category: Education

Page: 248

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The first volume of this kind, Research Methods for English Studies introduces final-year undergraduate and postgraduate students taking Masters degrees or PhDs to a range of research methods deployed in the study of English, particularly for the periods of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.The book covers methods familiar to many English scholars. It also encourages creative engagement with less familiar research methods in English in order to stimulate innovative research and encourage debate about research in the discipline. Bringing together a range of distinguished contributors, each chapter focuses 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 that particular method. These methods include textual analysis, auto/biographical methods, discourse analysis, interviewing, visual methodologies, archival methods, quantitative analysis, ethnographic methods, oral history, creati

Britain and the European Union

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Author: Gabriele Griffin

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748683445

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- and 20th-century Literary Studies.

Research Methods for History

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Author: Simon Gunn

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748654046

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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Providing a lively critical survey of methods for historical research at all levels, this textbook covers well-established sources and methods together with those that are less widely known. It reflects current theoretical and technical approaches to hist

Research Methods in Theatre and Performance

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Author: Baz Kershaw

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748688102

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

Research Methods for Reading Digital Data in the Digital Humanities

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Author: Gabriele Griffin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781474409612

Category:

Page: 256

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The first volume to introduce the techniques and methods of reading digital material for research Digital 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 features First volume centred on the navigation and interpretation of digital material as research methods in the Humanities Up-to-date analyses of issues and methods including big data, crowdsourcing, digital network analysis, working with digital additions Based on actual research projects such as para-textual work with fanfiction, reading twitter, different kinds of distant and close readings

Research Methods for Cultural Studies

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Author: Michael Pickering

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780748625789

Category: Reference

Page: 240

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An introduction to a range of research methods that are deployed in the study of cultural studies and related disciplines.

Research Methods for Creating and Curating Data in the Digital Humanities

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Author: Matt Hayler

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 1474409679

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.

Practice-led Research, Research-led Practice in the Creative Arts

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Author: Hazel Smith,R. T. Dean

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 278

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Addressing the rise in prominence of the creative arts and the accelerating recognition that creative practice is a form of research, this text covers a wide range of disciplines, including creative writing, dance, music, theatre, film and new media.

The Emotional Politics of Research Collaboration

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Author: Gabriele Griffin,Annelie Bränström-Öhman,Hildur Kalman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135055343

Category: Social Science

Page: 172

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Research collaboration in the form of networks, projects and centers has become one of the dominant modes of engaging in research, especially funded research, across all academic domains. However, there has been little research on the processes of such collaborations, particularly their affective dimensions. These, as this volume demonstrates and as researchers know well, are highly important, yet mostly not directly engaged with when scientists work together, even though they are experienced by everybody involved. This volume is the first to consider questions such as how the naming of projects impacts on their accompanying "affect-scapes," the policing or disciplining of emotions in research collaborations, their accompanying tensions and how these might be managed, and the challenges to trust between scientists that such collaborations present. Drawing on theories of affect and literature on collaboration, as well as on the contributors’ experiences of being involved in large-scale research projects, the volume also importantly deals directly with some of the key emotions that occur during research collaborations such as blame, elation, frustration, alienation and belonging, and suggests some ways in which one might engage productively with the affective dimensions of research collaboration.

Key Issues in Creative Writing

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Author: Dianne Donnelly,Prof. Graeme Harper

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1847698492

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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Key Issues in Creative Writing explores a range of important issues that inform the practice and understanding of creative writing. The collection considers creative writing learning and teaching as well as creative writing research. Contributors target debates that arise because of the nature of creative writing. These experts – from the UK, USA and Australia – specifically examine creative writing as a subject in universities and colleges and discuss both the creative knowledge and the critical understanding informing the subject and its future. Finally, this volume suggests ways in which addressing current issues will produce significant disciplinary knowledge that will contribute to the success of creative writing in current and future academic environments.

Muses and Measures

Empirical Research Methods for the Humanities

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Author: Willie van Peer,Frank Hakemulder,Jèmeljan Hakemulder,Sonia Zyngier

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub

ISBN: 9781847181701

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 366

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This is a textbook that has been needed for decades. It should be required reading for every student (and professor) in literary studies and, for that matter, in any humanistic discipline. Humanistic methods of inquiry certainly have their place, but all too often humanistic scholars present entire theories and have no idea how to test them or even realize that they should be tested in a scientific manner. Such scholars can only try to convince readers that they are right. It is absurd to use rhetoric when there are perfectly good empirical methods of testing such theories. If they are not so tested, they are quite likely to lead us astray. In a very engaging way, the authors almost seduce readers into wanting to learn about empirical methods and statistics. The book is full of suggested projects for students. Students are led through how to search sources such as PsycInfo in order to get ideas and then gradually introduced to basic statistics and shown in detail how to analyze data that they themselves may have gathered. By focusing on practical matters and not bothering much with formulas that will soon be forgotten, readers are given a good intuitive grasp of not just simple statistics but also statistics at an intermediate level.

Postmodernism for Historians

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Author: Callum G. Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317869877

Category: History

Page: 208

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Postmodernism is an essential approach to History. This is the first dedicated primer on postmodernism for the historian. It offers a step-by-step guide to postmodern theory, includes a guide to how historians have applied the theory, and provides a review of why its critics are wrong. In simple and clear language, it takes the reader through the chain of theory that developed in the 20th century to become now, in the early 21st century, the leading stimulant of new forms of research in History. With separate chapters on The Sign, The Discourse, Post/Structuralism, The Text, The Self, and Morality, this book will encourage a new critical awareness of Theory when reading books of History, and when writing essays and dissertations. Armed with the principal ideas of Saussure, Barthes, Foucault, and Derrida, the historians can formulate how to combine empirical History with the excitement of fresh perspectives and new skills, merged in the new moral impetus of the postmodern condition. Designed for the beginner this is the essential postmodern starting point.

An Introduction to Scientific Research Methods in Geography and Environmental Studies

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Author: Daniel Montello,Paul Sutton

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446271919

Category: Science

Page: 328

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"Montello and Sutton is one of the best texts I've used in seminars on research methodology. The text offers a clear balance of quantitative vs. qualitative and physical vs. human which I've found particularly valuable. The chapters on research ethics, scientific communication, information technologies and data visualization are excellent" - Kenneth E. Foote, Department of Geography, University of Colorado at Boulder This is a broad and integrative introduction to the conduct and interpretation of scientific research, covering both geography and environmental studies. Written for undergraduate and postgraduate students, it: Explains both the conceptual and the technical aspects of research, as well as all phases of the research process Combines approaches in physical geography and environmental science, human geography and human-environment relations, and geographic and environmental information techniques (such as GIS, cartography, and remote sensing) Combines natural and social scientific approaches common to subjects in geography and environmental studies Includes case studies of actual research projects to demonstrate the breadth of approaches taken It will be core reading for students studying scientific research methods in geography, environmental studies and related disciplines such as planning and earth science.

Research Methods in English

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Author: M.P. Sinha

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788126903580

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.

Digital Humanities Pedagogy

Practices, Principles and Politics

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Author: Brett D. Hirsch

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

ISBN: 1909254258

Category: Education

Page: 426

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"The essays in this collection offer a timely intervention in digital humanities scholarship, bringing together established and emerging scholars from a variety of humanities disciplines across the world. The first section offers views on the practical realities of teaching digital humanities at undergraduate and graduate levels, presenting case studies and snapshots of the authors' experiences alongside models for future courses and reflections on pedagogical successes and failures. The next section proposes strategies for teaching foundational digital humanities methods across a variety of scholarly disciplines, and the book concludes with wider debates about the place of digital humanities in the academy, from the field's cultural assumptions and social obligations to its political visions." (4e de couverture).

Practice as Research in the Arts

Principles, Protocols, Pedagogies, Resistances

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Author: Robin Nelson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137282916

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 229

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At the performance turn, this book takes a fresh 'how to' approach to Practice as Research, arguing that old prejudices should be abandoned and a PaR methodology fully accepted in the academy. Nelson and his contributors address the questions students, professional practitioner-researchers, regulators and examiners have posed in this domain.

Scholarly Publication in a Changing Academic Landscape: Models for Success

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Author: Lynée Lewis Gaillet,Letizia Guglielmo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137410760

Category: Education

Page: 150

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More publication by contingent faculty, Guglielmo and Gaillet contend, enriches and deepens both the scholarly conversation and individual faculty's work as teacher-scholars. They provide a guide for scholars off the tenure track, addressing the publication process step by step and showing its compatibility with teaching-focused scholarship.

Reclaiming English Language Arts Methods Courses

Critical Issues and Challenges for Teacher Educators in Top-Down Times

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Author: Jory Brass,Allen Webb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131793587X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 226

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Reclaiming English Language Arts Methods Courses showcases innovative work in teacher education that fosters teachers’ capacities as reflective practitioners and public intellectuals; extends traditional boundaries of methods courses on teaching the English language arts, literacy, children’s and young adult literature; and embodies democratic and critical politics that go beyond the reductive economic aims and traditional classroom practices sanctioned by educational policies and corporate educational reforms. Featuring leading and emerging scholars in English language arts teacher education, each chapter provides rich and concrete examples of elementary and secondary methods courses rooted in contemporary research and theory, on-line resources, and honest appraisals of the possibilities, tensions, and limits of doing teacher education differently in a top-down time of standards-based education, high-stakes testing, teacher assessment, and neoliberal education reforms. This book offers important resources and support for teacher educators and graduate students to explore alternative visions for aligning university methods courses with current trends in English and cultural studies, critical sociocultural literacy, new literacies and web 2.0 tools, and teaching the English language arts in multiethnic, multilingual, and underserved urban communities.

A New History of the Humanities

The Search for Principles and Patterns from Antiquity to the Present

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Author: Rens Bod

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199665214

Category: Education

Page: 384

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Offers the first overarching history of the humanities from Antiquity to the present.

The English Studies Book

An Introduction to Language, Literature and Culture

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Author: Rob Pope

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415257091

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 420

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Designed specifically for students studying English language and/or literature at universities and colleges, this textbook combines critical dictionary, anthology and study guide. It is inter-disciplinary in approach and flexible in its range of applications.