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Quantitative Narrative Analysis

Quantitative Narrative Analysis

October 2009 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Covering a number of disciplines, including linguistics, literary criticism, computer science, and statistics, this book illustrates author Roberto Franzosi's distinctive approach to the quantitative analysis of large volumes of narrative texts. The author bases his approach on a rigorous linguistic theory of narrative, rather than the ad-hoc approach typical of content analysis. Focusing on statistical techniques that mirror key narrative features, the book also shows how quantitative narrative analysis (QNA) goes hand-in-hand with another technique of qualitative data analysis: QCA (qualitative comparative analysis).

About the Author
Series Editor's Introduction
1. Orientation
2. Text Genres, Narrative, and Story Grammars
3. Computer Storage and Retrieval of Narrative Information
4. Things to Do With Words
5. Coda
Author Index
Subject Index

"This is a thought-provoking, timely book because of the increasing interest in narrative techniques and approaches to scholarly management, entrepreneurship and leadership circles. It is a must-read item for serious entrepreneurship, family business and leadership researchers, whether of a quantitative or qualitative volition."

Robert Smith
The Robert Gordon University - Aberdeen
Key features
  • Statistical analyses show how to examine words using different statistical approaches.
  • A hands-on approach shows how to use QNA.
  • End-of-chapter summaries provide concise statements of what is covered in each chapter.
  • Question-and-answer sections provide easy access to the material for the novice.

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ISBN: 9781412925259

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