Measuring Media Bias

  1. What main flaws of prior research in media bias were mentioned by Covert and
    Wasburn? (related topic “Errors in Personal Human Inquiry” see Chapter 1)
  2. How did Cover and Wasburm measure the concepts “conservative” and “liberal” in their
    research? (related topic “Conceptualization” and “Composite Measures” see Chapter 4)
  3. How did Cover and Wasburn select samples for their research? (related topic “Sampling”
    Chapter 6)
    • The purpose of this assignment is to provide students an opportunity to present their
    knowledge in specific topics of research methods after almost one semester of study. A paper
    with clearly defined thesis/main idea, detailed and vivid discussion/argument, and strong
    organization will be highly appreciated. Extra references are not necessary for the purpose of 4
    this assignment. You are expected to read the article of Covert and Wasburn (2007) and
    integrate with related course contents into a meaningful paper with detailed, clear, and vivid
    • If you are not familiar with the APA format, you are encouraged to visit the UHD Library
    • Proofread your paper carefully. Check for grammatical and spelling errors, as well as
    logical paragraph flow in the essay. The points should be based on evidence. Be sure to use
    the third-person point of view to approach your answers (in third-person writing, people
    and characters are referred to as “he,” “she,” “it,” and “they”; “I” and “we” are never used,
    unless in a direct quote).

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