Project Number: UR141
Project Title: Crime in the News
Faculty Sponsor: Kenneth Litwin
Department: Sociology/Criminal Justice/Anthropology
Proposed Starting Date: 09/07/2012
Proposed Ending Date: 12/20/2012
Student in mind: Yes
Number of hours to work per week: 1-6 hours
Project Description: A detailed content analysis of newspaper articles depicting crime will be conducted. Data will be collected and coded.
Student Tasks & Responsibilities: The student research assistant (RA) will read through newpaper articles for information about crime and thoroughly record it. S/he will also work with me on coding the data for analysis.
Minimum Student Qualifications: The student RA must be PEERS certified. S/he should be familiar with SPSS and basic social science research methods.