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December 2014 - Discourse Analysis: Studying Changing Discourse in British Parliamentary Debates

Helen Williams

This month’s feature case is contributed by Dr Helen Williams, winner of the Political Studies Association’s “Innovation in Teaching Politics” Award for 2014. Helen’s case is both engaging and informative. In reading this case you will gain a rounded insight into discourse analysis and the benefits, drawbacks and limitations of this approach. Helen guides you through the process of data collection, coding and data analysis in her case illustrated throughout with her own experience of applying discourse analysis to a series of parliamentary debates on citizenship and immigration in the United Kingdom Parliament. If you want to know how parliamentary debates can be explained by the behaviour of velociraptors in Jurassic Park then this is the case for you!

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