- Data:: Webfori Postings
- Data Source: http://www.cdu.de/forum/thema4/message.php
- Methodology: Frame Analysis
- Software Used: CAQDAS, software for LCA
On Frames and Framing: Anti-Semitism as Free Speech
Paper presented to Session PCR13 (Methods, Research, Concepts) at the IAMCR Annual Meeting, Porto Alegre, Brazil, July 25-30, 2004
The focus of the paper is on the methodological identification of frames. Initially, frames were interpretatively identified in a small number of texts with three pervasive metanarratives ("liberal individualism", "ethno-nationalism", and "harmony with nature") in mind. Keywords that flagged frames in the texts were then distilled. These keywords were subsequently used to code further texts using auto coding procedures from computer-aided qualitative data analysis software (CAQDAS). In a final step the identified frames were validated using latent class analysis.