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Sandi Leama1 - Sandi Leaman Research Methods in Political...

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Sandi Leaman March 10, 2008 Research Methods in Political Science Dr. Champney Abstract Exercise- Content Analysis ABSTRACT: “Violence prevention programs that aim to ameliorate or eliminate school-based violence (student-on-student victimization) often assume that students, like adults, regard school-based violence as aversive, harmful, problematic, and without any redeeming value. Nonetheless, students may experience violence as fun or enjoyable at school, and they may not see a reason to prevent violence if it brings them joy on some level. This study examined qualitative data from 30 face-to-face interviews with students (grades 6-8) in a single middle school. Content analyses clarified the social contexts in which students experience violence as fun, not fun, or a mixture of both. The results suggested that 70% of all sampled students reported enjoyable experiences with school- based violence. Conclusions examined the implications of these findings for prevention programs; future research is needed to correct for the methodological limitations of this
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