Data from: Newspaper coverage of maternal health in Bangladesh, Rwanda, and South Africa: a quantitative and qualitative content analysis

Gugsa F, Karmarkar E, Cheyne A, Yamey G

Date Published: December 14, 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.83004

 

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Title Total articles published for Bangladesh Rwanda and South Africa
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Description We analyzed each country’s leading national English-language newspaper: Bangladesh's The Daily Star, Rwanda's The New Times/The Sunday Times, and South Africa's Sunday Times/The Times. We searched the electronic archives of each country’s newspapers described above from January 1, 2008 to March 31, 2013. We chose a January 1, 2008 start date because the searchable online archive of South Africa’s Sunday Times only goes as far back as January 1, 2008. We searched for articles on maternal health (including family planning) using the strategy detailed in Appendix A. The collected articles were entered on an Excel spreadsheet.
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Title Coded articles Bangladesh
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Description For the content analysis, we used a “constructed week” sampling technique, in which sample dates are stratified by day of the week to account for systematic variation due to day of the week. Through this “constructed week” sampling method, we sampled 75 articles from The Daily Star (Bangladesh).
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Title Coded articles Rwanda
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Description For the content analysis, we used a “constructed week” sampling technique, in which sample dates are stratified by day of the week to account for systematic variation due to day of the week. Through this “constructed week” sampling method, we sampled 64 articles from Rwanda’s The New Times/The Sunday Times .
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Title Coded articles South Africa
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Description For the content analysis, we used a “constructed week” sampling technique, in which sample dates are stratified by day of the week to account for systematic variation due to day of the week. Through this “constructed week” sampling method, we sampled 51 articles from South Africa’s Sunday Times/The Times.
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Title Sampled articles to code
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Description For the content analysis, we used a "constructed week" sampling technique, in which sample dates are stratified by day of the week to account for systematic variation due to day of the week. Through this “constructed week” sampling method, we sampled 75 articles from The Daily Star (Bangladesh), 64 articles from Rwanda’s The New Times/The Sunday Times and 51 articles from South Africa’s Sunday Times/The Times— a total of 190 articles published from October 1, 2010 to March 31, 2013
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Title Inter-rater Reliability
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Description Two coders (Frey Gugsa and Ellora Karmarkar) developed the codebook from relevant existing work, supplemented with additional themes that emerged from the three newspapers (Appendix B). We followed an iterative process of reading randomly selected articles, assessing themes, and adjusting the codebook until we achieved inter-rater reliability (Cohen’s Kappa > 0.82). All articles were recoded using the finalized codebook.
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Gugsa F, Karmarkar E, Cheyne A, Yamey G (2016) Newspaper coverage of maternal health in Bangladesh, Rwanda, and South Africa: a quantitative and qualitative content analysis. BMJ Open 6(1): e008837. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008837

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Gugsa F, Karmarkar E, Cheyne A, Yamey G (2016) Data from: Newspaper coverage of maternal health in Bangladesh, Rwanda, and South Africa: a quantitative and qualitative content analysis. Dryad Digital Repository. http://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.83004
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