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Framing theory in the field of Political Communication: Theoretical and Methodological Conceptualization
Framing theory in the field of Political Communication: Theoretical and Methodological Conceptualization

Author(s): Hana Hurtíková
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, Filozofická fakulta
Keywords: Political communication; Framing theory; valence effect; news media; process of political preferences forming

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the article is to present framing theory and relevant methods of re¬search of its effect on the voting behavior of citizens from the viewpoint of the discipline of political communication. Emphasis is placed on a comprehensive definition of the valence effect of framing, which can best be applied as a starting concept for research of the exist¬ence of the contribution of framing to the formation of political preferences of the citizens. At the same time, a relevant methodological approach is presented here in the form of the so-called macro level analysis, which appears from the nature of political communication, as a society-wide process, the most suitable approach for empiric testing of the valence effect of framing. The relevance of this approach is supported by the presentation of related scientific studies.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 27-44
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: English