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ERIC Number: EJ913450
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-0951-8398
The Investigation of Power in Written Texts through the Use of Multiple Textual Analytic Frames
Wickens, Corrine M.
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v24 n2 p151-164 Mar 2011
Although often used as secondary sources, written texts are powerful sources of data for qualitative researchers to explore power networks and broad ideological perspectives. As such, I present in this paper an analytic process that draws upon multiple analytic frameworks--constant comparative analysis, discursive textual analysis, and traditional literary analysis--based in three different disciplines to explore intersecting forms of power exhibited in written texts. To do so, I draw upon a previous study in 2007 in which I examined 17 LGBTQ-themed young adult novels. Through this example, I describe the three analytic methods used, demonstrate a self-reflexive heuristic I called "analytic triple-entry journals" (analytic TEJs), which effectively facilitated the analysis through these multiple methods, and highlight how the incorporation of these multiple perspectives and methods allows for increased multi-dimensional, complex representation of the data. (Contains 4 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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