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Documentary Research (4 Vol Set)

by John Scott SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
03/2006
ISBN:
9781412908177
Format:
Hbk 1592 pages
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Documentary research involves the use of texts and documents as source materials: government publications, newspapers, certificates, census publications, novels, film and video, paintings, personal photographs, diaries, and innumerable other written, visual and pictorial sources in paper, electronic, or other 'hard copy' form. Along with surveys and ethnography, documentary research is one of the three major types of social research and arguably has been the most widely used of the three throughout the history of sociology and other social sciences. It has been the principal method - indeed, sometimes the only one - for leading sociologists.


The key issues surrounding types of documents and our ability to use them as reliable sources of evidence on the social world must be considered by all who use documents in their research. The paucity of sources available until now means that this compendium will be of great interest.

Volume 1. Theory and Methods
Volume 2. Personal Documents
Volume 3. Mass Media and Cyber Documents
Volume 4. Official Statistics and Sources

The key issues surrounding types of documents and our ability to use them as reliable sources of evidence on the social world must be considered by all who use documents in their research. The
paucity of sources available until now means that this compendium will be of great use to social researchers.
Part of the SAGE Benchmarks in Social Research Methods series
Contents
VOLUME ONE: THEORY AND METHODS IN DOCUMENTARY RESEARCH John Scott Social Research and Documentary Sources \ John Scott Assessing Documentary Sources \ Louis Gottschalk The Historian and the Historical Documents \ Jennifer Platt Evidence and Proof in Documentary Research Part One: Some Specific Problems of Documentary Research Jennifer Platt Evidence and Proof in Documentary Research Part Two: Some Shared Problems of Documentary Research Don Slater Analyzing Cultural Objects: Content Analysis and Semiotics \ Ithiel de Sola Pool Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches to Content Analysis \ Robert P Weber Techniques of Content Analysis \ K Krippendorf Analytical Techniques \ Rosalind Gill Discourse Analysis \ Stuart Hall Encoding/Decoding \ Robert D Benford and David A Snow Framing Processes
and Social Movements: An Overview and Assessment \ Ken Plummer Life Stories and the Narrative Turn \ Roland Barthes Introduction to the Structural Analysis of Narratives \ Ellen McCracken Demystifying
Cosmopolitan: Five Critical Methods \ Norman Bryson Semiology and Visual Interpretation

VOLUME TWO: PERSONAL DOCUMENTS: AUTOBIOGRAPHIES, LETTERS AND PHOTOGRAPHS Gordon W Allport The Forms of Personal Documents \ Herbert Blumer The Use of Human Documents \ William I Thomas Comments on Blumer’s Analysis \ Florian Znaniecki Comment on Blumer’s Analysis \ Robert Angell The Personal Document in Sociology \ Lesley A Hall Deconstructing the Monolithic Phallus \ Michael Roper Maternal Relations: Moral Manliness and Emotional Survival in Letters Home during the First World War \ Anthony P M Coxon Something Sensational... The Sexual Diary as a Tool for Mapping Detailed Sexual Behaviour \ Ken Plummer The Modernization of Gay and Lesbian Stories \ John Burnett The Autobiography of the Working Class \ Donald B Gibson Hannah Jacobs, Frederick Douglass and the Slavery
Debate: Bondage, Family and the Discourse of Domesticity \ Christopher Musello Family Photographs \ Marianne Hirsch Reframing the Human Family Romance \ Stuart Hall Reconstruction Work: Images of Post-War Black Settlement

VOLUME THREE: PUBLISHED SOURCES, THE MASS MEDIA AND CYBER DOCUMENTS Colin Bell Some Comments on the Use of Directories in Research on Elites, with Particular Reference to the Twentieth-Century Supplements of the DNB \ Ellis Thorpe The Takenfor-Granted Reference: An Empirical Examination \ Political and Economic Planning Distribution of Space \ Jean Lee and Tan Hue Hoon Rhetorical Vision of Men and Women Managers in Singapore \ Margaret Beetham Introduction
to A Magazine of Her Own \ Michael Emmison and Philip Smith Two-Dimensional Visual Data: Images, Signs and Representations \ John B Harley Maps, Knowledge and Power \ Marjorie Ferguson Imagery and Ideology: The Cover Photographs of Traditional Women’s Magazines \ Judith Williamson Signs Address Somebody \ R Goldman The Mortise and the Frame \ Ellen McCracken The Codes of Overt Advertisements \ Ellen Seiter Semiotics and Television \ Robert K Merton and Paul F Lazarsfeld Studies in Radio and Film Propaganda \ Greg McLaughlin Refugees, Migrants and the Fall of the Berlin Wall \ Ien Ang Dallas and Feminism Sherry Turkle A Tale of Two Aesthetics \ C Cheung A Home on the Web: Presentations of Self on Personal Homepages VOLUME FOUR: OFFICIAL REPORTS, ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS AND OFFICIAL STATISTICS Frank Burton and Pat Carlen Offical Discourse \ Catherine Hakim Census Reports as Documentary Evidence: The Census Commentaries, 1801-1951 \ Stanton Wheeler Themes and Variants in Record-Keeping \ Nick Forster The Analysis of Company Documentation \ John Scott Method and Measurement in the Study of Property \ Sally MacIntyre Some Notes on Record-Taking and Making in an Antenatal Clinic \ Catherine Hakim Research Based on Administrative Records \ Marc Berg Practices of Reading and Writing: The Constitutive Role of the Patient Record in Medical Work \ Mick Bloor A Minor Office: The Variable and Socially Constructed Character of Death Certification in a Scottish City \ Celia Davis
Making Sense of the Census in Britain and the United States: The Changing Occupational Classification and the Position of Nurses \ John I Kitsuse and Aaron V Cicourel A Note on the Uses of Official Statistics \ J Maxwell Atkinson On the Sociology of Suicide \ Jack Douglas The Sociological Analysis of Social Meanings of Suicide \ Paul Wiles Criminal Statistics and Sociological Explanations of Crime \ Government Statisticians Collective How Official Statistics Are Produced \ Ann Oakley and Robin Oakley Sexism in Official Statistics
\ Martin Bulmer Why Don’t Sociologists Make More Use of Official Statistics?
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Volume One: Theory and Methods in Documentary Research
Social Research and Documentary Sources - John Scott
Assessing Documentary Sources - John Scott
The Historian and the Historical Documents - Louis Gottschalk
Evidence and Proof in Documentary Research, Part One - Jennifer Platt
Some Specific Problems of Documentary Research
Evidence and Proof in Documentary Research, Part Two - Jennifer Platt
Some Shared Problems of Documentary Research
Analyzing Cultural Objects - Don Slater
Content Analysis and Semiotics
Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches to Content Analysis - Ithiel de Sola Pool
Techniques of Content Analysis - Robert P Weber
Analytical Techniques - K Krippendorf
Discourse Analysis - Rosalind Gill
Encoding/Decoding - Stuart Hall
Framing Processes and Social Movements - Robert D Benford and David A Snow
An Overview and Assessment
Life Stories and the Narrative Turn - Ken Plummer
Introduction to the Structural Analysis of Narratives - Roland Barthes
Demystifying <i>Cosmopolitan - Ellen McCracken
Five Critical Methods
Semiology and Visual Interpretation - Norman Bryson
Volume Two: Personal Documents: Autobiographies, Letters and Photographs
The Forms of Personal Documents - Gordon W Allport
The Use of Human Documents - Herbert Blumer
Comments on Blumer's Analysis - William I Thomas
Comment on Blumer's Analysis - Florian Znaniecki
The Personal Document in Sociology - Robert Angell
Deconstructing the Monolithic Phallus - Lesley A Hall
Maternal Relations - Michael Roper
Moral Manliness and Emotional Survival in Letters Home during the First World War
Something Sensational... The Sexual Diary as a Tool for Mapping Detailed Sexual Behaviour - Anthony P M Coxon
The Modernization of Gay and Lesbian Stories - Ken Plummer
The Autobiography of the Working Class - John Burnett
Hannah Jacobs, Frederick Douglass and the Slavery Debate - Donald B Gibson
Bondage, Family and the Discourse of Domesticity
Family Photographs - Christopher Musello
Reframing the Human Family Romance - Marianne Hirsch
Reconstruction Work - Stuart Hall
Images of Post-War Black Settlement
Volume Three: Published Sources, the Mass Media and Cyber Documents
Some Comments on the Use of Directories in Research on Elites, with Particular Reference to the Twentieth-Century Supplements of the DNB - Colin Bell
The Taken-for-Granted Reference - Ellis Thorpe
An Empirical Examination
Distribution of Space - Political and Economic Planning
Rhetorical Vision of Men and Women Managers in Singapore - Jean Lee and Tan Hue Hoon
Introduction to A Magazine of Her Own - Margaret Beetham
Two-Dimensional Visual Data - Michael Emmison and Philip Smith
Images, Signs and Representations
Maps, Knowledge and Power - John B Harley
Imagery and Ideology - Marjorie Ferguson
The Cover Photographs of Traditional Women's Magazines
Signs Address Somebody - Judith Williamson
The Mortise and the Frame - R Goldman
The Codes of Overt Advertisements - Ellen McCracken
Semiotics and Television - Ellen Seiter
Studies in Radio and Film Propaganda - Robert K Merton and Paul F Lazarsfeld
Refugees, Migrants and the Fall of the Berlin Wall - Greg McLaughlin
Dallas and Feminism - Ien Ang
A Tale of Two Aesthetics - Sherry Turkle
A Home on the Web - C Cheung
Presentations of Self on Personal Homepages
Volume Four: Official Reports, Administrative Records and Official Statistics
Offical Discourse - Frank Burton and Pat Carlen
Census Reports as Documentary Evidence - Catherine Hakim
The Census Commentaries, 1801-1951
Themes and Variants in Record-Keeping - Stanton Wheeler
The Analysis of Company Documentation - Nick Forster
Method and Measurement in the Study of Property - John Scott
Some Notes on Record-Taking and Making in an Antenatal Clinic - Sally MacIntyre
Research Based on Administrative Records - Catherine Hakim
Practices of Reading and Writing - Marc Berg
The Constitutive Role of the Patient Record in Medical Work
A Minor Office - Mick Bloor
The Variable and Socially Constructed Character of Death Certification in a Scottish City
Making Sense of the Census in Britain and the United States - Celia Davis
The Changing Occupational Classification and the Position of Nurses
A Note on the Uses of Official Statistics - John I Kitsuse and Aaron V Cicourel
On the Sociology of Suicide - J Maxwell Atkinson
The Sociological Analysis of Social Meanings of Suicide - Jack Douglas
Criminal Statistics and Sociological Explanations of Crime - Paul Wiles
How Official Statistics Are Produced - Government Statisticians Collective
Sexism in Official Statistics - Ann Oakley and Robin Oakley
Why Don't Sociologists Make More Use of Official Statistics? - Martin Bulmer

I have been at Plymouth University since 2008, having previously been Professor of Sociology at Essex University since 1994. Before that, I was Professor and Head of Department at the University of Leicester and I have previously taught at the University of Strathclyde. Until 2005 I was an Adjunct Professor in the Sosiologisk Institutt at the University of Bergen. I am Editor of the European Societies, the journal of the European Sociological Association. I have been an active member of the British Sociological Association since 1970 and have been Newsletter editor, Secretary, Treasurer, Chairperson, and President. I am currently an Honorary Vice-President. I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA), and an academician of the Academy of Learned Society in the Social Sciences (AcSS).A short biographical narrative can be found at the BSA's 'Biographical Journeys' web page.