TEXT ANALYSIS OF SANDY HOOK ARTICLES

 
Explore how the NY Times newspaper represents public opinion of the Sandy Hook shootings. USE THE QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHOD OF TEXT ANALYSIS TO DO THIS. Please use all mentioned articles below. They are all on NY Times website. The principal research questions are:
(1) How do these articles portray public opinion on shooter?, (2) How much emphasis do
the articles place on mental illness? (3) How much emphasis do the articles place on gun violence/control? (4) What, other models, if any, are presented in the articles?
Use a qualitative content analysis to analyze the data, through coding, pattern-coding matrices, and a thematic meta-matrix, find overall themes. What do your findings suggest?
1. Final Report on Sandy Hook Killings Sheds New Light on Gunman’s Isolation By MATT FLEGENHEIMER Published: December 27, 2013
2. Oregon Sheriff Shared Sandy Hook Conspiracy Theory on Facebook By ROBERT MACKEY Published: Oct. 2, 2015
3. The Final Post-Mortem on Sandy Hook By FRANCIS X. CLINES
Published: March 13, 2015
4. Newtown Helps Map Out a New Path to Healing By ALISON LEIGH COWAN
MARCH 20, 2014
5. Sandy Hook Gunman’s Father Says He Wishes His Son Had Never Been Born By MARC SANTORA
Published: March 10, 2014
6. State’s Attorney’s Report on Sandy Hook Elementary School Shootings Published: November 25, 2013
Read the official public report on the Dec. 14, 2012, rampage in Newtown, Conn.
7. A Year of Painful, Daily Reminders in Newtown By MICHAEL WILSON DEC. 13, 2013
8. Nation Reels After Gunman Massacres 20 Children at School in Connecticut By JAMES BARRON DEC. 14, 2012
9. Almost a Year After Massacre, Newtown Begins Razing Sandy Hook School By JAMES BARRON OCT. 25, 2013
10. Out of Tragedy, a Protective Glass for Schools By CLAIRE MARTIN DEC. 27, 2014
11. Children in Connecticut School Were All Shot Multiple Times Dec 15, 2012
12. Members of Newtown Shootings Panel Recall Toll Mar 3, 2015
13. Christie’s Veto of Gun Control Bill Angers Relatives Jul 3, 2014
14. State Gun Laws Enacted in the Year After Newtown Dec 10, 2013
15. The Shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School Dec 14, 2012

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