2018 年 93 巻 p. 2-4
The feature in this volume entitled“ Current Qualitative Methods for Media
and Journalism Studies” comprises four papers. This article explains the aims of
This feature was written in response to a growing sense of crisis concerning
the current state of Mass Communication Studies. One example of the concerns
that exist is that high-definition natural language processing may eventually
undermine the validity of mass-based methods.
In light of this, all of the researchers in this field were required to reinvestigate
ways of developing up-to-date methodologies that are inseparably
linked to resolving each existing methodology’s problems.
To this end, the editorial board asked each author to include in the paper
his/her research history and current methodological proposition so that readers
can understand the process by which the author developed the methodology.