Workshop on Document Analysis in Trondheim

Kristin Asdal participates in a Methods Workshop on Document Analysis held at KULT, at NTNU in Trondheim. She will give an introduction to document analysis.

About the Workshop

Documents are often a convenient, and frequently the first - source of research data for students and researchers in social sciences. The quality of the research thus stands or falls with the quality of the document analysis. Experience has taught us though, that there is a great deal of confusion about how to do document analysis and what to get out of it. Document analysis is a craft that requires rigor as well as partially unlearning daily reading habits.

This workshop focuses on document analysis. We will start with an introduction by Kristin Asdal who will attend to rationales and techniques of document analysis and give examples of document analysis from her own work. In the second part of the workshop, we address research examples of selected workshop participants either who want to share a problem when analysing a particular document or who want to get feedback on their document analysis.


9.00-10.15 Kristin Asdal - Introduction to document analysis

10.30-11.00 Gisle Solbu - Analysing a bioeconomy report

11.00-11.30 Susanne Jørgensen - Analysing numbers in energy policies

11.30-12.00 Tanja Plasil - From selecting quotes to rigorous analysis: parliamentary debates on constructing the 'best before date' in food policy

12.45-13.15 Turid Flånes Sætermo - The concept/'issue' of integration in Norwegian white papers

13.15-14.00 Dicussion

Published Nov. 9, 2018 2:01 PM - Last modified Sep. 18, 2019 3:55 PM