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Discourse Analysis: varieties and methods

Glynos, J and Howarth, D and Norval, AJ and Speed, E (2009) Discourse Analysis: varieties and methods. UNSPECIFIED. ESRC National Centre for Research Methods NCRM/014.


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This paper presents and analyses six key approaches to discourse analysis, including political discourse theory, rhetorical political analysis, the discourse historical approach in critical discourse analysis, interpretive policy analysis, discursive psychology and Q methodology. It highlights differences and similarities between the approaches along three distinctive dimensions, namely, ontology, focus and purpose. Our analysis reveals the difficulty of arriving at a fundamental matrix of dimensions which would satisfactorily allow one to organize all approaches in a coherent theoretical framework. However, it does not preclude various theoretical articulations between the different approaches, provided one takes a problem-driven approach to social science as one?s starting-point.

Item Type: Monograph (UNSPECIFIED)
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Science and Health > Health and Social Care, School of
Faculty of Social Sciences > Government, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2012 11:56
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2022 19:05

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