The Qualitative Analysis of Political Documents

  title={The Qualitative Analysis of Political Documents},
  author={Jared J. Wesley},
  • Jared J. Wesley
  • Published 2014
  • Political Science
  • Qualitative document analysis remains one of the most common, yet methodologically misunderstood, components of political science research. While analysts are accustomed to incorporating manifestos, speeches, and other documents as evidence in their studies, few approach the task with the same level of understanding and sophistication as when applying quantitative methods. Building bridges between the two traditions, this chapter suggests guidelines for the rigorous, qualitative study of… CONTINUE READING

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