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Data Collection

Data Collection

As with any other empirical reasearch, the first step of the research process is the collection of data. Since the late 1990s, more and more newspapers issue online editions, which are frequently archived. In addition, a number of databases for newspaper data exist. Collection of news data has thus become much less labor intensive. However, not all tools for data collection are equally suited the harvest of data. And the wealth of data that can be collected naturally also requires new tools for data organization. In this section we will briefly introduce the main tools for news data sources, retrieval, and organization. For a more detailed evaluation of the different tolls, please consult or research section and/or consult our links on methodologies.


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