Document Analysis

Module Design
This semester-long workshop is conducted in the last module of the paper “Policy Research & Evaluation” (III Semester). The workshop forms the primary stage of learning to analyse processes of policy formulation and analysis. It introduces a structured way to decipher government documents, including Reports of Committees and Inquiry Commissions on various aspects of the media. Students learn to identify key actors in the concerned media sector, critically reflect on qualitative and quantitative evidence provided and unravel arguments on policy options. Students work in groups of 2 on documents assigned to them; the academic and evaluative framework of this module may be found here.

Module Design for Document Analysis

Documents
Report of the Working Group on Autonomy for Akashvani and Doordarshan, 1978
Report of the Enquiry Committee on Small Newspapers, 1965 – Part I
Report of the Enquiry Committee on Small Newspapers, 1965 – Part II

Readings
Miller, Hugh T. and Demir, Tansu, 2007, ‘Policy Communities’, in Frank Fischer, Gerald j. Miller and Mara S. Sidney, (ed.), Handbook of Public Policy Analysis: Theory, Politics and Methods, No. 3, Cheltenham.
van Eeten, Michel M.J., 2007, ‘Narrative Policy Analysis’, in Frank Fischer, Gerald j. Miller and Mara S. Sidney, (ed.), Handbook of Public Policy Analysis: Theory, Politics and Methods, No. 3, Cheltenham.
Shore,Chris and Wright,Susan (ed.), 1997, Anthropology of Policy, Routledge, London and New Delhi.
Das, Biswajit and Parthasarathy, Vibodh, 2011, ‘Media Research and Public Policy: Tiding over Rupture, in, Robin Mansell and Marc Raboy, (ed.), The Handbook of Global Media and Communication Policy, Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Student Output
Enquiry Committee on Small Scale Newspapers, 1965 –Shilpa Narani/Suvojit Bandopadhyaya – Semester 3 (Batch 2010 – 2012)

Enquiry Committee on Small Scale Newspapers, 1965 –Shilpa Narani/Suvojit Bandopadhyaya – Semester 3 (Batch…





Report of the Working Group on Autonomy for Akashvani and Doordarshan, 1978 – Merlin Oommen /Neeti Duaneria – Semester 3 (Batch 2010 – 2012)

Report of the Working Group on Autonomy for Akashvani and Doordarshan, 1978 – Merlin Oommen /Neeti Duaneria…