From Words to Numbers: Narrative, Data, and Social Science

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Cambridge University Press, May 24, 2004 - Political Science - 476 pages
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).
 

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Contents

Before
1
A Journey
27
Ars Memoriae
62
Everything Is Number
98
Journeys
131
Whats in the Numbers?
157
A Worlde of Wordes
193
Journeys Ends
237
Tales of Measurement
274
And After
309
Appendix
339
References
399
Index
445
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