7.1 Required reading
To be communicated at the start of the course
7.2 Optional reading
The following study material can be studied voluntarily :
Karlsson, M. and J. Strömbäck (2010). Freezing the flow of online news - Exploring approaches to the study of the liquidity of online news. Journalism Studies 11(1), 2-19.
Lacy, S., Robinson, K. & Riffe, D. (1995). Sample size in content analysis of weekly newspapers. J&MC Quarterly, 72 (2), 336-345.
Macnamara, J. R. (2005). Media content analysis: Its uses, benefits and best practice methodology. Asia-Pacific Public Relations Journal, 6(1), 1.
Riffe, D., Aust, C.F. & Lacy, S.R. (1993). The effectiveness of random, consecutive day and constructed week sampling in newspaper content analysis, Joumalism Quarterly , 70 (9), 133-139.
Rourke, L., & Anderson, T. (2004). Validity in quantitative content analysis. Educational Technology Research & Development, 52, 5-18.
Stemler, S. (2001). An overview of content analysis. Practical assessment, research & evaluation, 7(17), 137-146.
For useful tips & tricks on paraphrasing, citing and referencing, we strongly advise students to consult the folder ‘Citing and referencing academic sources’ in the English Blackboard environment: https://blackboard.uantwerpen.be/webapps/blackboard/content/listContentEditable.jsp?content_id=_2144769_1&course_id=_74421_1.
Dutch speaking students can consult the Blackboard course ‘Zelfstudiepakket Academische Bronverwerking’ under ‘Mijn Studie’.