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Earl R. Babbie
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Textbook Problem

Outline a content analysis design to determine whether the Republican or the Democratic party is the more supportive of a basic constitutional right such as free speech, freedom of religion, or protection against self-incrimination. Be sure to specify units of analysis and sampling methods. Describe a coding scheme that you could use for the content analysis.

Summary Introduction

Introduction:

Content analysis involves examining recorded communications such as laws, books, and websites. Units of analysis would include party platforms in presidential elections, laws sponsored and supported along party lines, speeches, and social media activity of party leaders and members. Coding would include adding a numerical score to units of analysis in order to quantify support for basic constitutional rights.

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(This question requires a subjective answer, this is an example.)

In order to evaluate Republican and Democratic party support for basic constitutional rights, an analysis of the content of their communications could be conducted. Official party platforms, published by each party during presidential campaign cycles, could be coded based on the level of support stated or implied for freedom of speech, freedom of religion, or protection against self-incrimination. Additional content to be analyzed would include speeches made by party members, relevant laws that each party sponsored, and how the other party voted on them. Another unit of analysis would be social media activity of party members. Each of these could be coded numerically in order to ease the process of quantifying the research.

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