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From Words to Numbers

From Words to Numbers
Narrative, Data, and Social Science

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Part of Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences

  • Date Published: May 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521541459

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  • Departing radically from traditional content analysis approaches to the quantitative study of texts, this work is based on a linguistic theory of narrative, rather than the ad hoc approaches of context analysis. The book illustrates a set of tools--story grammars, relational data models, and network models--that can be profitably used for the collection, organization, and analysis of narrative data in socio-historical research (e.g., narratives of strikes, demonstrations, lynchings, and riots).

    • A book that pursues methodological rigor while never concealing the shortcuts taken in that pursuit
    • A truly interdisciplinary book that traverses several disciplines (sociology, political science, linguistics, and history, but also, computer science, statistics, philosophy, literary criticism, etc.)
    • A methodological book that delivers much more than methodology: from epistemology to the history of disciplines
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    • Date Published: May 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521541459
    • length: 500 pages
    • dimensions: 225 x 350 x 34 mm
    • weight: 0.73kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. From Words to Numbers: A Journey: Prologue
    1. 'In the beginning, there was the word'
    2. Ars memoriae
    3: everything is number
    Part II. Looking Back: What's in the Numbers?:
    4. The word and the world
    5. 'A worlde of wordes'
    6. Journeys end.

  • Author

    Roberto Franzosi, Emory University, Atlanta

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