David Weaver and Bruce Bimber, “Finding News Stories: A Comparison of Searches Using 5
LexisNexis and Google News,” Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly 85 (autumn 2008): 515-530.Jo Ellen Stryker, Ricardo J. Wray, Robert C. Hornik, and Itzik Yanovitzky, “Validation of DatabaseSearch Terms for Content Analysis: The Case of Cancer News Coverage,” Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly83 (summer 2006): 413-430.Liwen Vaughan and Yanjun Zhang, “Equal Representation by Search Engines? A Comparison of Websites across Countries,” Journal of Computer Mediated Communication 12 (April 2007): 888-909.Seth C. Lewis, Rodrigo Zamith, and Alfred Hermida, "Content Analysis in an Era of Big Data: A Hybrid Approach to Computational and Manual Methods," Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media57 (1, 2013): 34-52.Michael Karlsson, “Charting the Liquidity of Online News: Moving Towards (sic) a Method for Content Analysis of Online News,” International Communication Gazette 74 (4, 2012): 385-402.Stephen Lacy, Brendan R. Watson, Daniel Riffe, and Jennette P. Lovejoy, “Issues and Best Practices in Content Analysis,” Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly92 (winter 2015): 791-811.Lei Guo, Chris J. Vargo, Zixuan Pan, Weicong Ding, and Prakash Ishwar, “Big Social Data Analytics in Journalism and Mass Communication: Comparing Dictionary-based Text Analysis and Unsupervised Topic Modeling,” Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly 93 (summer 2016): 332-359.Week of Feb. 7:Variables, Variable Relationships and Content Analysis Research Design. Content Analysis Units and Measurement Issues and Introduction to Measurement Reliability. Assignment 4: Concepts and Measures due noon Monday, Feb. 13.Readings: Riffe, Lacy, and Fico, Ch. 4 Daniel Riffe, “Data Analysis and SPSS Programs for Basic Statistics,” in G.H. Stempel III, D. H. Weaver, & G.C. Wilhoit (Eds.), Mass Communication Research and Theory(Boston,: Allyn & Bacon, 2003).Week of Feb. 14: Deduction, Causal Inference, and Conceptual Issues: Relation to Theory and Past Research; Operationalization and Coding Protocols and the link to Data Collection. Assignment 5: First draft of Coding Protocol and Coding Sheet (concepts and operational definitions) due noon Monday, Feb. 20.Readings:Riffe, Lacy, and Fico, Ch. 6Cheryl Law and Magdala Peixoto Labre, “Cultural Standards of Attractiveness: A Thirty-year Look at Changes in Male Images in Magazines,” Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly79 (autumn 2002): 697-711.Mark Tremayne, “The Web of Context: Applying Network Theory to the Use of Hyperlinks in Journalism on the Web,” Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly 81 (summer 2004): 237-253.Dennis T. Lowry, “Network TV News Framing of Good vs. Bad Economic News under Democrat and Republican Presidents: A Lexical Analysis of Political Bias,” Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly 85 (autumn 2008): 483-499.