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Texts as Data IV: Web Crawling, Content and Link Analyses

  • Natascha Just
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Abstract

This chapter presents a methodological approach that combines computer-assisted webcrawling for Internet data collection with comparative quantitative content analyses and link analyses based on a classification of links that aims to capture the varying potential for their commercialization. This combination was specifically devised for a regulatory compliance assessment and used for controlling the compliance of the Swiss public service broadcaster (SRG) with legal rules that constrict the provision of certain online content and linking practices.

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Further Reading

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  3. Latzer, M., Braendle, A., Just, N., & Saurwein, F. (2010). Public-Service broadcasting online: Assessing compliance with regulatory requirements. International Telecommunications Policy Review, 17(2), 1–25.Google Scholar
  4. Various research reports: “SRG Online Observation. The legal conformity of websites and electronic links” and “ConformityMonitor. Quarterly Analyses of SRG Online Content”. Downloadable from: http://www.mediachange.ch.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Natascha Just
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  1. 1.Department of Communication and Media ResearchUniversity of ZurichZurichSwitzerland

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