In 1978, Gerbner, Gross, Jackson-Beeck, Jeffries-Fox, and Signorielli defined violence as “The overt expression of physical force (with or without weapon) against self or other, compelling action against one’s will on pain of being hurt or killed, or actually hurting or killing. Must be plausible and credible; no idle threats, verbal abuse, or comic gestures with no credible violent consequences. May be intentional or accidental; violent accidents, catastrophes, acts of nature are included.”
For this assignment, you will watch three television shows and analyze them for verbal and physical violence portrayed in the show. Use the attached document “Nonexperimental Designs,” located under the assignment tab, to complete the first part of the assignment.
In 250-500 words, do the following:
- Describe what you discovered in this content analysis.
- State the findings of your experiment. Explain how your experiment is reliable and/or valid.
- Identify any variables in your experiment.
- Copy and paste the tally sheet from “Nonexperimental Designs” at the end of your paper so it is included it in your study.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.