Summer School

Advanced Methods and Techniques in Media Analysis

Programme 

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WEEK 1 - 23.07-27.07


Monday

I. Introduction to theory of media analysis

09:00

RECON WP 5: Civil society and the public sphere in reconstituting democracy - state of the art (input and discussion)
Hans-Jörg Trenz 

10:00

Presentations of national media samples by country experts

12:00

LUNCH

13:30 

 

14:00

Characteristics of EU-reporting (working groups)
Regina Vetters  

Presentation of results and common discussion 

15:30

Theories of discourse analysis (input and discussion)
Ulrike Liebert 

Tuesday

II. Introduction to methods of media analysis

09:00

Content analysis and presentation of the agenda (input)
Regina Vetters 

09:15
 

10:00

10:45

Claims-analysis  (input: looking at the method)
Regina Vetters 

Working groups and comparison of results

Input: looking at results 

11:15

Frame analysis  (input: method and results)
Regina Vetters

11:45
 

Sampling  (together in class)
Regina Vetters

12:30

LUNCH

14:00
 

Preparing a mock-codebook on the Turkey debate
Regina Vetters

Step 1: Practical preparation

Steps 2 and 3: Analytical preparation and first codes

Step 4: Get back to the articles

Step 5: Develop a codebook

Wednesday

II. Introduction to methods of media analysis (cont.)

09:00

Preparing a mock-codebook on the Turkey debate (cont.)
Regina Vetters

Step 5: Develop a codebook (cont.)

Step 6: Pre-test

Step 7: Transfer your codebook into SPSS

Step 8: Code some articles

Step 9: Looking at some results

12:30

LUNCH

14:00

Democracy beyond the state? Assessing the EU's constitutional project, process and outcome (input and discussion)
Ulrike Liebert

15:30

Discourse analysis: empirical results (input and discussion)
Hans-Jörg Trenz

How to write media reports (1)
Hans-Jörg Trenz 

Thursday

III. Introduction to Atlas.ti

09:00 

Introduction to Atlas.ti (practical exercise on individual computers)
Sönke Maatsch

12:00

LUNCH

13:30 

Working with RECON WP 5 coding scheme (test coding of English texts)
Sönke Maatsch

Friday

IV. RECON code book

09:00 

Translating RECON WP 5 coding scheme (identifying RECON codes in country languages, discussion and conceptual clarifications)
Aleksandra Wyrozumska

12:00

LUNCH

13:30 

Test coding and reliability (individual coding of country language texts, discussion of problems, testing)
Aleksandra Wyrozumska

 

WEEK 2 - 30.07-03.08


V. Qualitative coding 

Monday - Thursday

Help-desk for coding students

Monday: 09:00-17:00 (Kathrin Packham)

Tuesday: 09:00-17:00 (Kathrin Packham)

Wednesday: 14:00-18:00 (Aleksandra Wyrozumska)

Thursday: 14:00-18:00 (Aleksandra Wyrozumska)

Friday

Presentation of PhD projects
Hans-Jörg Trenz

 

WEEK 3 - 06.08-10.08


VI. Structuring qualitative results
Sönke Maatsch, Alexander Gattig 

Monday

Continuation qualitative coding (morning)

Structuring qualitative results (afternoon)
Finding notes (query tool), practical exercises 

Tuesday

Continuation qualitative coding (morning)

Structuring qualitative results (afternoon)
Atlas output options (lists and matrices)
, practical exercises

Wednesday

Continuation qualitative coding (morning)

Structuring qualitative results (afternoon)
Production of Excel tables for media reports
, practical exercises

Thursday

Continuation qualitative coding (morning)

Structuring qualitative results  (afternoon)
Practical exercises 

Friday

Presentation of qualitative results
Hans-Jörg Trenz
 

WEEK 4 - 13.08-17.08


VII. Writing up media reports and introduction to quantitative analysis
Alexander Gattig, Sönke Maatsch 

Monday

How to write media reports (2) (morning)
Hans-Jörg Trenz

Introduction to quantitative analysis (afternoon)
Alexander Gattig

Tuesday - Thursday

Writing media reports (morning)
Country experts 

Quantitative analyses (afternoon)
Country experts
, Alexander Gattig

Friday

Round-up
Hans-Jörg Trenz

 

30 September 2007


VIII. Submission of media reports by country experts 

 

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