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SMPA 2102 Part Three

by: Morgan Routman

SMPA 2102 Part Three SMPA 2102

Morgan Routman
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Introduction to Political Communication
Entman, R

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Introduction to Political Communication
Entman, R
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Date Created: 09/29/15
SMPA 2102 Part Three 09302015 Proposal Due Next Tuesday Adapting the 10 Steps to a Real Research Project 1 Raise a Question you re personally interested in 2 Investigate in a preliminary way whether it can be answered and worth it 0 Find and explore relevant data 0 Identify topic area and ndtentatively explore relevant research literature 3 Begin sharpening the topic and narrowing the focus of your speci c topicproject 4 So what Why is it useful to know the answer to your question Connect the answer or expected answer to the research literature and general topic 5 Write up a research plan that includes speci c protocol to analyze the data 0 The research plan must also include your reading of relevant prior scholarship Coding protocol and sample design Make sure your sample is generalizable Categorize and count aspects of framing Studying communications messages by breaking into meaningful applied rules Try to be objective and systematic Content Analysis I 1 De ne the question and identify the issue a 2 Select Media a 3 Derive Coding Categories 0 What you re studying and why 0 Frequency Direction Salience Sampling Strategy Coding Protocol Code Material n 7 Analyze Data 6 Carry out the research plan with sensitivity to possible need for changing the questions or using new data sources or new research media 7 Analyze the data according to research plan and only revisions needed 8 Draft paper to answer research question as best you can and indicate exact implications of that answer are for the larger topic area and course 9 Put paper aside for 34 days Read revise and be open to the possibility of needing to look at more data or research literature Revise introduction and conclusion Answer quotso whatquot question 10 Proofread NyhanRei er Analyzing Media Effects is Hard Motivated Reasoning o Disregarding information if it disagrees with prior beliefs Back re or Boomerang effects for ideologues 0 But perhaps moderates are affected in the same instances


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