Shaping Abortion Discourse

Democracy and the Public Sphere in Germany and the United States


By: Myra Marx Ferree, William A. Gamson, Jürgen Gerhards, and Dieter Rucht

Cambridge Unitersity Press 2002

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This site contains additional methodological information and datasets from the book Shaping Abortion Discourse: Democracy and the Public Sphere in Germany and the United States. Please see the note at the bottom of this page for browser compatibility.

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Links from each chapter take you to the charts, tables, and figures for that chapter and additional information on the statistics. Not all chapters have additional information.

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Information about the procedures that were used to draw the sample of newspaper articles in the United States and Germany for the content analysis.

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Details on the coding schemes used for the content analysis of the newspapers.

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Includes detailed information on the survey and content analysis variables, variable definitions, the construction of the clusters and frames, and the complete list of Idea Elements with examples.

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List of organizations surveyed, sampling procedures, and a copy of the survey instrument. You can also find information about the intensive interviews here.

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Datasets (including Access databases of article quotes) for the United States and Germany.

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Biographical information about the authors.

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