Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Degree Granting Department
Teaching and Learning
James R. King, Ed.D.
Jenifer J. Schneider, Ph.D.
Danielle V. Dennis, Ph.D.
Liliana Rodriguez-Campos, Ph.D.
content analysis, genre theory, literacy, multimodality, new literacies
This study establishes a comprehensive methodology for analyzing children's website content, based on both linguistic and rhetorical data, by employing defensible criteria to evaluate both qualitative and quantitative data. By employing genre theory as a prism for examining form, substance, and rhetorical action within children's websites, this study applies that methodology to a purposeful sample of five children's websites. Results of the analysis document the complex multimodal and multilinear nature of the websites studied and identify a possible new genre, the pop culture carousel website.
Scholar Commons Citation
Welsh, James L., "Genres of Children's Websites: A Comprehensive Methodology for Analyzing Digital Texts" (2014). USF Tampa Graduate Theses and Dissertations.