POL242Y5 Lecture 7: POL242 May 27 - The Fundamentals of Research Design for a Textual Study
Pol242 may 27: the fundamentals of research design for a textual study. The systematic counting, assessing, and interpreting of the form and substance of communication. emphasize more. If you want to analyze parliamentary acts/documents, you would find a point they want to. We see text everywhere so we take all of these texts and question the intention and effect of such texts. Systematic counting in this case is when a researcher finds words that makes sense and analyze them so to make conclusions that make sense. Texts could have many words that do not make sense and this is why we try to find words that do make sense or do have a significance in the message. For example, in class, we have a whole lecture and we take notes on them. When we analyze it, we find words that are consistent and in repetition so to know what words are important. You try to analyze its intention this way.