Adding the Members' Perspective to Mass Media Research ABSTRACT Content analysis is expanded through adoption of qualitative adaptation that is sensitive to the perspective of members of groups known to be subject of news stories. Content analysis yielded both quantitative and qualitative data on the mass media treatment of the movement. All articles located through index consultation were included in the systematic sample of print articles from 1966 (first index entry) to the present This number was compared to recruitment statistics provided by the movement for the period 1967-1977. Instead of manifest content analysis using standard indexing sources, a more innovative procedure was adopted to locate latent content and strengthen validity. Based on members' categorization criteria, drawn from movement goals and logic of instruction, each sentence, phrase, key word, headline, and photograph was scored positive (+) or negative (-), and an article score, or valence, was compiled. Each article was thus typified from the standpoint of the movement's ideology, strategy, and goals with reference to the incorrigible principles of the movement enunciated throughout its programs. This methodological innovation made explicit an analytical point of view in contrast to most content analysis that fallaciously assumes a neutral observer. Furthermore, this analysis located the movement message as the focus of observation and made its mediation (or distortion) readily recognizable. This permitted analysis of consistent bias and resonant imagery and based historical variations on differences in interpretation between the movement's text and the journalist's text. Compilation of valential scoring provided an annual statistic that could be compared with other data by year. Finally this coding base could also be applied to categorization by periodical and periodical type (national newsmagazine, women's, religious, scientific, etc.). This paper locates the Transcendental Meditation movement's key historical phases as ideological transitions in which the movement finds itself recontextualized by social agencies exterior and even antagonistic to its program, with the movement itself redefined as a "message". The movement initiates communication by posing its self-image, but the reception is mediated (strongly for the non-members and to a much lesser degree for the members) by other institutions (religious, scientific, familial, governmental) through the structuring of symbolic relevances. Taking the Members' Perspective in Mass Media Research: The Ideological Implications of TM Mass communications research has utilized content analysis as a means of quantifying sender and receiver, message content and intent, and effect. The central question in this paper is mediation of the message represented by Transcendental Meditation, a form of popular culture, by news agencies and popular periodicals. Transcendental Meditation, or TM, is a mental technique which has been adapted from Indian yogic practices and popularized in the West by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The movement now claims over one million meditators in the United States. While TM introductory lectures emphasize inidividual benefits for mind and body through a twice daily meditative program, its widespread popularity and claims to affect social change and the quality of life have given the movement ideological implications. As an alternative to existing institutions, such as educational, religious, and medical organizations, the movement has encountered opposition directly, in the form of legal challenges, and indirectly, through its representation in the press. The societal change that has made this important is the historical emergence of the public. In his paper, "The Modernity of Social Movements: Public Roles and Private Parts," Gusfield notes the "immense widening of a sphere of attention that distinguishes
between what is public and what is private".1 Collective values and societal…
volunteer to lead worship and “meditation”, to teach Sunday School, lead children’s circle, and to share of their life experiences and growths. House church has no declared denomination that they are affiliated with. Instead, they welcome different perspectives from different communities. The group of people that meet at House Church range from toddlers to adults in their early fifties and sixties, with the majority of the people attending being in their early thirties and forties, either single or married…
care, fulfilling this promise means integratingpatients,families,andcaregiversintohealthcareteams.
Having patients as members of teams is more than a shift in
framing. One of the 5 principles of team-based care is that being
clear about each team member’s role is critical. If patients are
on teams, what, precisely, are their roles and those of their family members or caregivers? Although metaphors from sports
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2a. A Sociological Perspective.
2b. The Social Exchange Theory
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The report analysed the decision making framework of Yellow Auto Company from the perspective of sociology.
Before 2001, Yellow Auto Company was a company which…
with description. When checking the description you want to make sure that the information from this search engine is as accurate as another search engine.
Next you want to analyze the results you came up with. What I mean by analysis, is taking a closer look at the results from the different search engines. Look to see what if any information is about the same. You want to make sure that “society-level” views are not present in your web searches.
Next you take into consideration the…
endeavors. In addition, it can provide us reliable knowledge, enabling us to become better individuals. On the contrary, it can also “break us” as barriers in learning and emotional dilemmas could arise if we take our experiences on a negative perspective. Disregarding the outcomes, one should regard their experiences as tools for personal growth.
After passing our country’s nursing licensure examination, I was ecstatic and ambitious in finding my first job. Bearing in mind my parent’s…
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Ashlyn is a fourth year Bachelor of Informatics student specializing in Management. In
her past four years of Informatics, she has gained a strong grasp on the steps for
completing a successful project through taking project management courses as well as
real world projects courses. She has strong communication skills, presentation skills,
and management skills and hopes to bring these skills to the team. Also, Ashlyn has
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setting as everyone working on the same team for the same agency mission. She considers the agency as analogous to a machine; people needing each other for their skills and strengths to maintain the agency mission and serve clients. Within this perspective, she reports that instead of looking towards interactions as power differentials, she prefers to look at it as everyone bringing their varied strengths to the table, as the agency is equivalent to a machine needing supportive, co-existing, and co-functioning…
in a constitutional framework that encourage them to work together in peace and stability.
In undertaking the discussion toward the given question, this essay will consider the applicability of related economic and finance journals. Furthermore, taking into account the fact that European Union enlargement is still debatable and changes the structure of the European’s systems. This essay will prepare a conclusion of the discussion.
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perception and belief correlates to an individual.
Just from these approaches we already have opposing views concerning reality. This is similar to the two approaches considering reality. According to Baron (2012), from a first order cybernetic perspective one could ask what really is reality? This question would not be in line with a second order approach in that this question gives rise to the idea that there is a single construct or value for reality; a truth that is discoverable and obtainable…
The human organization of today is not the same as it was yesterday, or the day before. In particular, the workforce has become richly diverse, which means that employees bring a wide array of educational backgrounds, talents, and perspectives to their jobs. Managers need to be tuned into these diverse patterns and trends, and to be prepared to adapt to them.
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