Soothill, Keith and Grover, Christopher (1997) A note on computer searches of newspapers. Sociology, 31 (3). pp. 591-596. ISSN 0038-0385Full text not available from this repository.
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.
|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|
|Deposited On:||09 Oct 2012 16:15|
|Last Modified:||09 Oct 2012 16:16|
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