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Discipline-Specific Methods

tekijä: Tanja Tuulikki Välisalo Viimeisin muutos keskiviikko 15. joulukuuta 2021, 12.30


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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.



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

Literature for the course Historical Methods and Approaches (2020 - 2023).

Fridlund, Mats, Oiva, Mila & Paju, Petri (Eds.), Digital histories: Emergent approaches within the new digital history. Helsinki: Helsinki University Press, 2020..



Heller, Monica, Pietikäinen Sari & Pujolar Joan. Critical Sociolinguistic Research Methods: Studying Language Issues that Matter. London: Routledge, 2018.


Literature Research

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

Selden, Raman, Brooker, Peter, & Widdowson, Peter. A reader's guide to contemporary literary theory. London: Routledge, 2015.



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:

Sullivan, Graeme. Art practice as research. Inquiry in the Visual ArtsSAGE Publications, 2005.



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

Visual Analysis Tips, 2003. Skidmore College.

Iconographical and iconological analysis

Iconography. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.

Woodrow, Ross. Reading pictures: the impossible dream? Analysis and metaphysics, Vol. 9, p. 62-75, 2010.

Art History

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

Edwards, Steve (eds.). Art and It's Histories: A Reader. Yale University Press, 1999.

Belting, Hans. Art History after Modernism. The University of Chicago Press, 2003.

Panofsky, Erwin. Studies in Iconology. New York: Routlegde, 1939 (ebook 2019).

Pollock, Griselda. Vision and Difference: Feminism, Femininity and Histories of Art. 3. edition. London: Routledge, 2003.

Preziosi, Donald. The Art of Art History: A Critical Anthology. Oxford University Press, 2009.

Pächt, Otto. The Practice of Art History. Reflections on Method. London: Harvey Miller, 1999.

Ringbom, Sixten. Icon to Narrative. Turku: University of Turku, 1984.

Tournikiatos, Panayotis. The Historiography of Modern Architecture. MIT Press, 1999.