Discipline-Specific Methods

tekijä: Tanja Tuulikki Välisalo Viimeisin muutos tiistai 09. maaliskuuta 2010, 12.48


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Qualitative research in the humanities is often based on the analysis of the content and form of the chosen topic. Due to the various features and characteristics of the researched phenomenon, there is a range of traditions in the analysis of content and form in humanistic disciplines. A common factor in these traditions is the focus on the form, structure and their influence on the content of the phenomenon. You can also analyse the content of the phenomenon through exploring the form and structure of the phenomenon. You can also apply discipline-specific methods when necessary.


The study of cultures, both modern cultures and past cultures. Ethnology is the description of a culture based on observing and interacting with living people.

Methodological literature used in Ethnology. University of Jyväskylä. (pdf) 



Research methods available for studying a historical phenomenon rely on data records of the past.

Methodological literature used in History. University of Jyväskylä. (pdf)

Lavender, Catherine. Research Methods in History. Department of History, The College of Staten Island of the City University of New York.


Literature Research

Please do not confuse literature research with the literature research stage of the research process.

Literature lists of master level studies in Literature. University of Jyväskylä . (pdf)



Tools for computational music analysis:

MIDI Toolbox (music in notation format (MIDI)).

MIR Toolbox (music in audio format).


Art Education

Methodological literature used in Art Education at the University of Jyväskylä:

Fairclough, Critical Discourse Analysis.

Bochner ja Ellis (ed.), Ethnographically Speaking. Autoethnography, literature and aesthetics.

Sullivan, Art practice as research. Inquiry in the Visual Arts.

McKernan, Curriculum Action Research. A handbook of methods and resources for the reflective practitioner.



Frame Analysis

Frame analysis is a multi-disciplinary method that has gained a niche in media and communication research.

Frame Analysis. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.

Köning, Thomas. Frame Analysis. The Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research.


Study of Visuality

Picture Analysis

Mark, Lise, 2003. Formal Analysis. Aarhus School of Business. (pdf)

Visual Analysis Tips, 2003. Skidmore College.

Iconographical and iconological analysis

Iconography. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.

Woodrow, Ross, 1999. Iconography and Iconology. The University of Newcastle.

Art History

Methodological literature used in Art History at the University of Jyväskylä:

Art and It's Histories: The Reader.

Belting, Art History after Modernism.

Panofsky, Studies in Iconology.

Pollock, Vision and Difference.

Preziosi, The Art of Art History: A Critical Anthology.

Pächt, The Practice of Art History. Reflections on Method.

Ringbom, Icon to Narrative.

Tournikiatos, The Historiography of Modern Architecture.