Benchmark – Theory Comparison Analysis
For this assignment, in 1,000 words, you will need to complete the following:
Select a topic in the media of your choice (e.g., violence in video games; social media use by celebrities; gender portrayals in television shows). Analyze how researchers using each of the following theories would approach studying the topic.
- Framing Theory
- Social Learning Theory
- Critical Theory
In the analysis, be sure to include:
- The types of data each theory would use to study the topic
- The types of methods each theorist would use to collect and analyze data
- Comparison of the strengths and limitations of each approach to study the topic
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the scoring guide prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
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This assignment assesses the following programmatic competency:
Master of Arts in Communication with an Emphasis in Education
2.2: Compare and contrast how different theories are applied to a situation.