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Description - The Content Analysis Reader by Klaus Krippendorff

A Content Analysis Reader presents a collection studies that exemplify what content analysts do and how they solve problems in applying this methodology to answer a variety of research questions. The assembly of historical and current studies from a variety of disciplines, allows readers to learn the process of conducting content analysis research. Whether used as a companion to KrippendorffA s Content Analysis text, as a supplemental text for content analysis courses, or as an introduction to content analysis by examples A Content Analysis Reader will offer readers insight into designing, conducting, and applying their research.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781412949668
ISBN-10: 1412949661
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 177mm x mm)
Pages: 496
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 17-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Klaus Krippendorff

Klaus Krippendorff (PhD in Communication, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1967) is Professor of Communication and Gregory Bateson Term Professor for Cybernetics, Language, and Culture at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication. Besides numerous publications in journals of communication, sociological methodology, cybernetics, and system theory, he authored Information Theory, Structural Models for Qualitative Data, a Dictionary of Cybernetics, edited Communication and Control in Society, and coedited The Analysis of Communication Content and Developments and Scientific Theories and Computer Techniques. Besides supporting various initiatives to develop content analysis techniques and continuing work on reliability measurement, Klaus Krippendorff's current interest is fourfold: With epistemology in mind, he inquires into how language brings forth reality. As a critical scholar, he explores the conditions of entrapment and liberation. As a second-order cybernetician, he plays with recursive constructions of self and others in conversations; and as designer, he attempts to move the meaning and human use of technological artifacts into the center of design considerations, causing a redesign of design - all of them exciting projects. Mary Angela Bock is a PhD Candidate at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication studying with Dr. Krippendorff. She is a former television journalist whose career stretched from the Iowa presidential caucuses to the Lewinsky hearings to the events of September 11. She studies the impact of convergent technologies on photojournalism and television news within the constructivist paradigm. She has contributed to the Visual Communication Quarterly and has twice received honors for papers presented at conferences for the International Communication Association.

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