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Learning Goal: I’m working on a writing discussion question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
Discussion Board. Choose 11a or 11b (choose only one).
11a. Using Existing Statistics. The media rely upon government statistics when making particular claims. When consuming the news (watching television or reading the newspaper), record the use of statistics by the news. In what context was the statistic being used? How was the information presented (critically or uncritically)? What general topics were most associated with the use of statistics? (LO1)
11b. Using Social Artifacts. Attached is Norman Rockwell’s 1948 “Election Day” what are the manifest and latent messages / content? You may have to apply historical research to fully understand.
Discussion Board. Choose 12a or 12b (choose only one).
12a. Evaluating Social Life via Television Programming. Pick at least three prime time dramas or situation comedies and watch at least one episode per show. Use this exercise to study how gender roles are portrayed in the media. What where the common roles occupied by men and women? How did men and women interact with one another (equally or unequally)? With respect to gender, what were some of the general themes in the shows? (LO1, LO3)
12b. Evaluating an Organization. Go to the Planned Parenthood website and review the mission and goals. Then look at the results they are producing. Using this material as your starting point, how would you define and illustrate a needs assessment, cost-benefit analysis and monitoring study?