The Resource Online vaccine opposition : identifying trends and contextualizing criticism, by Sarah Ann Czech

Online vaccine opposition : identifying trends and contextualizing criticism, by Sarah Ann Czech

Label
Online vaccine opposition : identifying trends and contextualizing criticism
Title
Online vaccine opposition
Title remainder
identifying trends and contextualizing criticism
Statement of responsibility
by Sarah Ann Czech
Creator
Contributor
Author
Degree supervisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
While there are studies that have been done to show how content attributes of vaccine critical websites have changed over time, there is very little discussion about the social and historical context of that criticism or the theoretical framework through which that criticism can be understood. To fully understand vaccine opposition requires knowing why that criticism exists, the context through which criticism trends arises, and why this criticism is taking place specifically online. Data with context is infinitely more valuable. The purpose of this study was to identify the current trends in vaccine opposition on the internet through an examination of the content attributes of vaccine-critical websites, to situate current criticism socially and historically, and explore the theoretical basis for criticism like this residing on the internet. In addition, it aims to broaden and deepen an earlier analysis performed by Sandra Bean in 2011. To do this, vaccine-critical websites were identified through major search engine queries and snowball-type sampling from links to additional sites off the websites previously identified. The content attributes of each website homepage were analyzed through a content analysis that utilized both the codebook used in Bean's 2011 study as well as an expanded range of codes to better facilitate the comparison of the two. It was discovered that three content attributes appeared on more than 50 percent of the websites analyzed. One of the three attributes ("vaccines cause idiopathic illness, damage, or death") was also found on more than 50 percent of Bean's (2011) websites, which suggests that the attribute is part of an enduring theme in criticism. The other two attributes ("violation of civil liberties" and "informed choices") did not appear as frequently in Bean's (2011) study and suggest that current themes of criticism involve issues of individual freedom and bodily autonomy
Cataloging source
UMK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1984-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Czech, Sarah Ann
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation note
(Department of Sociology).
Dissertation year
2014.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Kansas City,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Garcelon, Marc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vaccination
  • Vaccines
  • Internet
Label
Online vaccine opposition : identifying trends and contextualizing criticism, by Sarah Ann Czech
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A thesis in Sociology."
  • Advisor: Marc Garcelon
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 48-50)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Literature review -- Theory -- Methodology -- Results and conclusions
Control code
910977782
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (51 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)910977782
System details
  • The full text of the thesis is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Online vaccine opposition : identifying trends and contextualizing criticism, by Sarah Ann Czech
Publication
Note
  • "A thesis in Sociology."
  • Advisor: Marc Garcelon
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 48-50)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Literature review -- Theory -- Methodology -- Results and conclusions
Control code
910977782
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (51 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)910977782
System details
  • The full text of the thesis is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

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