1.1. Methods of document description and analysis The task of describing and analyzing documents for some specific purpose is fairly old and well known. Although many methods have been evaluated and tested, every new problem needs a new kind of procedure. This is not surprising, because documents are very complex phenomena and their analysis depends on numerous considerations about formal characteristics, language, contents, and the role of man in relation to documents. In general there are at least five different approaches to document description: (a) The hermeneutical method. The main approach here is to interpret a document either in the light of its historical position at the time it was produced or from the viewpoint of its meaning today. Another variant of the hermeneutical method is to interpret the author's motives and intentions in writing the document, either by quoting and interpreting the document itself or by comparing it with the biography of the author. All the various kinds of hermeneutical interpretation try to reconstruct some of the conceptualization of the author, using different terms and systems from those of the author.
1. Introduction.- 1.1. Methods of document description and analysis.- 1.2. Purpose of the study.- I Methodology and Research Techniques.- 2. General Description and Discussion of the Approach.- 2.1. Description of the document as a whole.- 2.1.1. Identification of document.- 2.1.2. Characterization of document.- 2.2. Subject description as a whole.- 2.2.1. Main subject.- 2.2.2. Description of the main subject by class number.- 2.2.3. Description of the main subject by origin of the author.- 2.3. Description of essential parts within the document.- 2.3.1. Special issue.- 2.3.2. Characterization of the special issue.- 2.3.3. Values, rights and needs.- 2.4. References.- 2.4.1. Frames of reference for a special issue.- 2.4.2. Connections between special issues within a document.- 2.4.3. Textual importance of a special issue.- 2.4.4. The relationship between values and special issues.- 2.5. Comparison of documents.- 2.5.1. Comparison based on single features.- 2.5.2. Comparison by complex indices.- II Application of the Methodology Results of the Content Analysis.- 3. General Remarks on the Applicability of the Analytical Approach.- 4. Content Analysis of the Papers Presented at the VIIth Congress of the European Cultural Foundation.- 4.1. The analyzed material.- 4.1.1. List of papers.- 4.1.2. List of all special issues (122) dealt with in the papers.- 4.2. Survey of formal characteristics of the papers analyzed.- 4.2.1. Origin of the author.- 4.2.2. Size of papers and special issues.- 4.2.3. Level of special issues in the classification.- 4.3. Comparison of papers by main subjects.- 4.4. Comparison of special issues.- 4.4.1. Subjects of the special issues.- 4.4.2. Comparison of papers by special issues.- 4.4.3. Comparison by complex indices.- 4.4.4. Recommendations regarding special issues.- 4.4.5. Frames of reference of special issues.- 4.4.6. Kinds of reasoning.- 4.5. Values, rights and needs.- 4.5.1. Grouping of values, rights and needs.- 4.5.2. Hierarchy of objectives.- Summary.- Summary.- 1. Urbanization, planning human environment.- 2. Classification scheme.- 3. Description format.- 4. Explanatory notes to the description format.- 5. Index of tables.- 6. Index of figures.- Biographical Notes.
Series: Urbanization, Planning Human Environment in Europe,
Number Of Pages: 190
Published: 1st July 1973
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.29