This assignment is twofold: 1) to assess how well you read journal articles and are able to extract pertinent information. Since you will utilize various articles for your research project, it is important that you know how to do this. 2) reading the two journal articles that use content analysis will give a better picture of how it is used in research.
Here are the guidelines:
1 page, single-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, incorporating both of the assigned readings for the week. You may not exceed the page limit. You may not incorporate quotations, under any circumstance, anywhere in this assignment.
After reading the articles please provide, 1) the thesis of both readings, (2) the methodology used in the articles (be specific here), (3) the main findings, and (4) two policy implications.
Couple of points to consider: Do not summarize the article. Please stick to the four main points above. In addition, be specific about the methods used. Do not just say, “content analysis.” What did they research? How many participants did they have? Where was it done?
The weekly critiques are due by Sunday (11:59pm) each week.
Content Analysis, Mason, C. (2012). Jay-z’s 99 Problems, verse 2: A close reading with 4th Amendment guidance for cops and perps.
Content Analysis, Linnemann, T., Wall, T., & Green, E. (2014). The walking dead and killing state: Zombification and normalization of police violence.
Link to Linnemann: https://doi.org/10.1177/1362480614529455
Mason article: Caleb Mason.pdf