Methodological Approaches to Document Analysis in Social Sciences

Methodological Approaches to Document Analysis in Social Sciences


23 Jun, 2017 – 23 Jun, 2017


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This one-day workshop aims to introduce doctoral researchers to various approaches of analysing documents either on their own or as part of multimodal designs. Document analysis is one of the most widely used methods in Social Sciences research, yet many researchers do not feel entirely confident about analysing documents. This can be explained by a general attitude among social scientists that documents are merely ‘common sense’ versions of social phenomena that do not necessitate any particularly sophisticated scientific analysis.  Therefore, the training will provide attendees with an overview of main types and methodologies to documents; encouragement to experiment with different methodological approaches, and reflect on their relevance to their research questions; an opportunity to network with fellow researchers who share an interest on written texts.

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This is a GW4 Doctoral Student Training Scheme event and GW4 PGRs are eligible to attend.

For further information please contact Maria Pournara (