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The rise and fall of audience research : an old story with a new ending

Livingstone, Sonia (1993) The rise and fall of audience research : an old story with a new ending. Journal of Communication, 43 (4). pp. 5-12. ISSN 1460-2466

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Discusses theoretical and methodological opposition that dominate mass communications research. Critical versus administrative research; Study of texts versus the study of audiences; Use of qualitative versus quantitative methods; Focus on the mass communication audience; Theories of literary reception from high culture; Study of the notion of context-dependent meaning.

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Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
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Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2005
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