formal analysis

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formal analysis

formal analysis

formal analysis

formal analysis

A Formal Semantic Analysis of Gesture

Program Analysis by Formal Transformation

Modeling and Formal Analysis of Human-Machine Interaction

Auditing the Semantic Completeness of SNOMED CT Using Formal Concept Analysis

Aristotle: The Formal Analysis of Spatial Magnitude and Locomotion

A formal analysis of the role of argumentation in negotiation dialogues

Using Formal Concept Analysis for Organizing and Discovering Sensor Capabilities

Freedom From Poverty as a Basic Human Right: Formal Analysis Using Deontic Logic

A Formal Analysis of Incentives in Strategic Interactions Involving an International Development Cooperation Agency

Review: Steven French and Décio Krause: Identity in Physics: A Historical, Philosophical, and Formal Analysis

The Dynamic Model of Choice for Public Policy Reconsidered: A Formal Analysis With an Application to US Budget Data

Cause-specific mortality trends in The Netherlands, 1875-1992: a formal analysis of the epidemiologic transition.

Networks of networks: a citation network analysis of the adoption, use, and adaptation of formal network techniques in archaeology

An Analysis of the Socio-Economic Logics Underpinning Formal and Informal Strategies for Coping with Economic Hardships in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Formal statistical analysis of the data in disparate impact cases provides sounder inferences than the U. S. government's ‘four-fifths’ rule: an examination of the statistical evidence in Ricci v. DeStefano


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A mode of analysis focusing primarily on the identification and description of the formal features (see also form) of a text or artwork and on their relations—rather than on its explicit content, or without reference to its specific cultural or historical context (see also decontextualization). It can involve treating examples as typical of a particular period, movement, and/or style—tending to underplay differences within such codified ‘isms’. Even where a particular theoretical approach leads form to be analytically separated from content (a problematic strategy often associated with formalism and structuralism), this form of analysis can (but does not always) include the exploration of stylistic connotations (including the expressivity of material form, such as brushwork in painting) and the ideological analysis of forms (see also closed forms; open forms). Formal analysis can only be a partial analysis, since it backgrounds content, context, and audience factors, and as such it may form part of a larger analytical project. Purely formalist approaches may seek to be objective, but they can also be criticized as privileging the elite interpreter, and their relative abstraction leads to them sometimes being perceived as ‘arid’. See also textual analysis.

Subjects: Media Studies.

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