Social Research Glossary


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Citation reference: Harvey, L., 2012-20, Social Research Glossary, Quality Research International,

This is a dynamic glossary and the author would welcome any e-mail suggestions for additions or amendments. Page updated 19 December, 2019 , © Lee Harvey 2012–2020.


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core definition

Closure is a term used in media analysis, including film studies, to indicate restriction on the range of meanings potentially available from a text.

explanatory context

It is a term associated with semiotic analysis.

analytical review

Lamb, B., undated:

Closure of the narrative. ... 'closure of the narrative' refers to the resolution of a narrative.

associated issues


related areas

See also

Researching the Real World Section 5.10


Lamb, B., undated, Glossary, available at, accessed 26 November 2019.

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