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Qualitative Content Analysis as an Exploratory Method for Measuring Values and Political Attitudes

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dc.title Qualitative Content Analysis as an Exploratory Method for Measuring Values and Political Attitudes en
ethesis.discipline Social Psychology en
ethesis.discipline Sosiaalipsykologia fi
ethesis.discipline Socialpsykologi sv
ethesis.department Institutionen för socialvetenskaper sv
ethesis.department Department of Social Research en
ethesis.department Sosiaalitieteiden laitos fi
ethesis.faculty Statsvetenskapliga fakulteten sv
ethesis.faculty Valtiotieteellinen tiedekunta fi
ethesis.faculty Faculty of Social Sciences en
ethesis.faculty.URI Helsingfors universitet sv University of Helsinki en Helsingin yliopisto fi
dct.creator Torres Fernández de Castro, Jose Guillermo
dct.issued 2015
dct.language.ISO639-2 eng
dct.abstract This thesis is an attempt to find alternative ways of approaching the study of values and political attitudes. The theoretical framework used for this purpose is Schwartz basic human values theory. Value profiles are elaborated for ten individual interviews and one focus group. Quantitatively, the Schwartz Value Questionnaire produced scores for each participant. Using Qualitative Content Analysis (QCA) a different profile based on quotations is generated. The results suggest that both measurements inform about the priorities of the interviewee, and that numeric scores can be helpful to understand the relevance of certain political attitudes expressed in the semi-structured interviews, such as the perceived dimensions of political competition. Additionally, data from five focus groups, conducted with participants from five different municipalities of the State of Mexico, was analyzed using QCA. The qualitative as well as the quantitative differences between the five groups suggest that this method, combined with the framework of Schwartz basic human values, produces meaningful results that can be related to the socioeconomic profiles of the municipalities. en
dct.language en
ethesis.language English en
ethesis.language englanti fi
ethesis.language engelska sv
ethesis.thesistype pro gradu-avhandlingar sv
ethesis.thesistype pro gradu -tutkielmat fi
ethesis.thesistype master's thesis en
dct.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:hulib-201703273178
dc.type.dcmitype Text

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