Analyzing Patterns Within Academic and Legal Definitions: a Qualitative Content Analysis of the Term "Cyberbullying" Page: 47
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Additionally, two other similar groups of codes were collapsed. Internet, website, and
online were collapsed due to exrensive similarity. Additionally, communication
technologies and digital communication devices were collapsed. As weaker codes blended
into stronger codes, a score of two (2) (explicit) on the weaker code became an additional
score of one (1) (implicit) added to the stronger code. This ensured that the scoring of
strength presence was maintained moving forward. The same adjustment was made for the
aforementioned two sets of similar codes that were collapsed.
126.96.36.199 Academic Definition Categories
The codes were then categorized. The results of the categorization can be seen
below with the corresponding totals for the individual code strength presence values.
100% reviewer agreement resulted from the categorization. The result was eleven (11)
188.8.131.52 Legal Definition Coding
The state laws that contained a definition of the term cyberbullying were broken
down into sentences, or in some cases, separate sentence clauses in a separate sheet of the
same Google Docs spreadsheet. The same content analysis procedures used with the
academic definition analysis were also used with the state laws. Codes were identified then
collapsed based on the aforementioned scoring. The collapsed codes were categorized and
themes emerged. Inter-rater validity was achieved at each step.
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Winn, Matthew R. Analyzing Patterns Within Academic and Legal Definitions: a Qualitative Content Analysis of the Term "Cyberbullying", dissertation, August 2013; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc283860/m1/48/: accessed January 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .