Doing Document Analysis
A Practice-Oriented Method
Kristin Asdal, Hilde Reinertsen
Uniting methods from disciplines across the social sciences and humanities, this hands-on guide develops a novel approach to doing document analysis. The authors present a framework for studying documents that enables you to conduct a rich and systematic analysis of documents in all their diversity.
Focussing on document analysis both in practice and as practice, the book provides you with an innovative and versatile toolkit for analysing print and digital documents. It also:
- Highlights the impacts of digitalisation on documents themselves and the methods used to study them
- Has a strong focus on research ethics and critical engagement with digital sources
- Offers practical guidance on preparing and doing a document analysis research project.
The book offers insightful perspectives both on the indispensable role of documents in our society and practical advice on how you can best analyse documents and their significance.