International news coding instruction


It was already four years ago when I created my Newsmap. It is time to update the whole system: fully rewritten in Python and developing a new classification algorithm. This is why I generated a 5,000 human-coded international news stories using the Prolific Academic.

Thanks to the crowed-sourcing services, recruiting is no longer a problem, but we still have to provide coding instruction, and it has to be very clear and simple. The coding rules for my research is even-oriented, and international news stories were coding according to the location of the events or problems concerned.

Unlike traditional codebooks for content analysis, which are often long and complex, Newsmap coding instruction is only five pages, and comes with classification codes in a separate CSV file.

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