Analysis And Qualitative Discourse Analysis Examples

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Provided that discourse analysis is subjective, and by the same token by adherence to pragmatic theories , the truth is also subjective and relative; hence, this study has adopted a new approach to research analysis. There have been many contributions to the political discourse of the media (see: Wood & Kroger, 2000); however, the subjectivity of the frameworks and also the liberty to apply less appropriate models leads to diversity and sometimes inconsistency in the results. Given all that, this study has employed a cluster of methodologies in an endeavor to present the most reliable findings. Discourse analysis is an interdisciplinary discipline. It is also interested in the analysis of the various contexts of discourse, that is, in the…show more content…
It can be seen that the notion `meaning of a discourse’ requires analysis within several frameworks, and one of the tasks of an integrated discourse analysis is to link these frameworks into one theory. (see: van Dijk, 1988b, 1988b, 2013; Fairclough, 2001, 2014) Moreover, given that a ‘picture is worth a thousand words’ , it conveys a stronger message. There have been some significant contributions to the pragmatics of an image, including that of appeared in the media. Given that it was impractical to provide the analysis of the images of each news item due to the constraints on printing these images, the length of this thesis, and straying from the research objective, it has been decided to merely consider the message interpreted from the images on the analysis. Finally, provided that the press ought to report the news and political developments, although subjectivity in coverage, filtering, and indexing of those news items is inevitable and perhaps in this case rather significant; therefore, after pondering it has been concluded that this research would be incomplete without providing the stance of political parties, particularly those with close ties with that of the Guardian, on Europe and the EU. Hence, the synopsis statements on Europe in the 2015 manifesto of Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, and UKIP have been…show more content…
The reason for choosing theguardian.com is due to its broader readership, the constraints on accessing the printed paper, and Twitter constraints on the length of the tweets. In addition, the tweets mostly provide a link to theguardian.com. It should be noted that the Guardian does not have a friendly archive similar to that of the New York Times. Nevertheless, various keywords, including EU, Europe, European Union, Euro, Eurozone, Immigration, European Parliament, European Commission, European Council, European Central Bank, and Brussels have been used to identify the EU related news items. This study focuses on the news items, which were published over the time span of 7 February 2015 to 8 May 2015. Initially, it was intended to find and extract the news items directly from the pre-defined topics on theguardian.com; however, although the results were in descending chronological order, they were incomplete in covering all related news, and it was impractical to extract all or a selected number of the articles within the defined time span due to a number of restrictions, chiefly the inability to redefine the search results to cover only the desired time span of
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