An Overview of the Process in Conducting Research in Social Sciences Using Discourse Studies Perspective
This theoretical paper aims to give an overview of the research process involved in researching Social Sciences using the Discourse Studies perspective. Discourse Studies (DS), Discourse Analysis (DA), and Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) have been emerging disciplines in recent times which tend to be interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and cross-disciplinary and almost all the disciplines in social sciences and some under natural sciences can benefit from them immensely. The paper attempts to build a robust theoretical framework and give future researchers useful guidelines who may want to utilize the principles and practices under DS, DA, and CDA to reach valid findings and give strong recommendations while researching in their disciplines. It will help the researchers contribute to the existing body of knowledge under the umbrella of the fast-emerging disciplines of DS, DA, and CDA by analyzing data to reach striking findings for the maximum benefit of their studies' stakeholders.