Content Analysis

Course Code :2700FSWCAN
Study domain:Political Sciences
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:24
Credits:3
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Knut De Swert
Philippe De Vries

3. Course contents *

This module provides an overview of the main qualitative methods in content analysis, and a hands-on training in how to set up and conduct a proper quantitative content analysis on media content. The latter includes delineating a realistic research question, building an appropriate sample and composing a limited, but high quality codebook. Students also test the reliability of their variables using the proper techniques and they get a basic sense on how to do simple analyses on content analysis data.