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A note on computer searches of newspapers

Soothill, Keith and Grover, Christopher (1997) A note on computer searches of newspapers. Sociology, 31 (3). pp. 591-596. ISSN 0038-0385

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Abstract

Online technology now provides the press-focused social science researcher with an accessible and fast means of selecting newspaper articles for analysis. Taking examples from their experiences of using both hard copy newspapers and online output, the authors argue that whilst computer searches of newspapers are often appropriate, there are problems with the current technology. In particular, the relationships between graphics, the spatial location of stories and the accompanying text are not discernible from online output. This is problematic for research using newspapers as a data source where such relationships may be central.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Sociology
Uncontrolled Keywords: media research ; newspapers ; online services
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Applied Social Science
ID Code: 59063
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 09 Oct 2012 16:15
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2012 16:16
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/59063

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