Methods of Text and Discourse Analysis provides the most comprehensive overview currently available of linguistic and sociological approaches to text and discourse analysis. Among the 10 linguistic and sociological models surveyed in this book some of the more important are Grounded Theory, Content Analysis, Conversation Analysis and Critical Discourse Analysis. The book presents each approach according to a standardised format, which allows for direct systematic comparisons. The fully annotated lists of sources provide readers with an additional means of evaluation of the competing analytical methods. Interdisciplinary and international in its aim, Methods of Text and Discourse Analysis suggests the benefits both linguists and sociologists will derive from a more intimate knowledge of each others' methods and procedures. By enabling readers to compare, contrast and apply a range of methods and approaches this book will be an essential resource for both students and researchers.
Chapter 15: Bibliometric Survey: The Prominence of Methods of Text Analysis1
Bibliometric Survey: The Prominence of Methods of Text Analysis1
How can we assess whether the methods of text analysis presented in this book are in widespread use? Which methods are particularly popular, and which have only a shadowy existence in the family of social research methods? To provide answers to questions such as these it is appropriate to conduct a bibliometric investigation. For this purpose the following procedure was adopted:
- As a first step the diffusion of literature which established a particular method was investigated on the basis of frequency of citation and measured with the help of the CD-ROM SSCI database (Social Sciences Citation Index, see also SSCI 1994, Garfield 1991a, 1991b).
- To check the results of step ...