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4.2: First steps in analysis

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4.2
First steps in analysis


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4.2
First steps
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Overcome the ‘natural attitude’ and open our mind to new ways of perceiving.


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4.2
First steps
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We therefore need to acknowledge the scope and limitations of our powers of perception.


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4.2
First steps
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In acknowledging the scope and limitations of our powers of perception, as much as possible, we suspend judgement about what we expect to find.


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4.2
First steps
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4.2
First steps
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Finding binary oppositions can be a useful starting point in an analysis.


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4.2
First steps
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...to identify strands and themes in a piece of writing is also a useful analytical method.


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4.2
First steps
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Have a go at Activity One and Two.


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4.2
First steps
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