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Author Gianfreda, Stella, author

Title Using a mixed-method approach to examine party positioning on immigration and the European Union in parliamentary proceedings / Stella Gianfreda
Published London : SAGE Publications Ltd, 2019
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Series SAGE Research Methods. Cases
SAGE Research Methods. Cases
Summary This case study demonstrates the benefits of mixed methods in the analysis of party positioning, in particular, the combination of qualitative content analysis and corpus linguistic techniques. Using texts from parliamentary debates on immigration and European issues, I show that linguistic methods enable a much more fine-grained analysis of partisan positioning than the more commonly used party manifestos, roll-call votes, and expert surveys. In particular, I argue that a mixed-method approach, which combines a manual qualitative coding software tool (MAXQDA) and an automated quantitative tool of corpus linguistic (Wmatrix), favors a deep understanding of the thematic categories as well as the discursive argumentations utilized by speakers to support their positions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject European Union -- Research.
Corpora (Linguistics) -- Methodology.
Emigration and immigration -- Political aspects -- Research -- European Union countries.
Mixed methods research.
Political parties -- Platforms.
Qualitative research -- Methodology.
Genre/Form Political platforms.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1526477041
9781526477040 (ebook)