• Галина Січкаренко Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi Hryhorii Skovoroda State Pedagogical University
Keywords: document, scientific discipline of documentation, documentary sources of information, methodology for scientific research, qualitative method of document analysis, content analysis


The article deals with the specifics of document analysis as a
method of document research. It is known that philosophical
methodology supports the method of teaching, but none of the
existing methodologies can offer an absolute cognitive toolkit. Each
of them becomes productive within a specific field of knowledge,
goals and objectives of the study. Relying on general science,
interdisciplinary methods, each science, the discipline develops and
applies its own methods, or makes adjustments to those that used
other sciences. Scientific discipline of documentation, as a young
science, requires further development of the corresponding
methodology of document research.
The purpose of the article is to draw the attention of
documentalist to the developed socio-humanities sciences,
especially sociology, the basic requirements and rules for the
application of methods of documents analysis, namely: the classical, or traditional and formalized method, content-analysis. This will
allow, if not avoid, to take into account possible mistakes in
documentary research when collecting and interpreting the
resulting empirical material.
It is determined that in the process of formation and
development of the cycle of documentary disciplines, an arsenal of
their research methods should become more and more diverse. This
will be facilitated by the close link between document science and
related academic disciplines. That is precisely what determines the
further development and improvement of its scientific toolkit. The
need to define «document-based methods» arises when practical
document-research activity is considered as a kind of scientific and
cognitive activity. From our point of view, in addition to the methods
of historical source studies, the most approaching documentary
methods, which are widely used in research, are qualitative and
quantitative methods for analyzing documents used by sociologists
and journalists, in particular, content analysis. Knowledge about
the advantages and disadvantages of these methods will enhance
the quality of document research.


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Author Biography

Галина Січкаренко, Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi Hryhorii Skovoroda State Pedagogical University

Associate Professor, Doctor of
Historical Sciences, Associate

How to Cite
Січкаренко, Г. (2019). FEATURES OF METHODS OF ANALYSIS DOCUMENTARY SOURCES OF INFORMATION. Society. Document. Communication, (6), 212-229. https://doi.org/10.31470/2518-7600-2018-6-212-229