Study Design
Written by Natalie Berner and Antonia Paal

The present study is based on a category system deducted from Giddens’ structuration theory. It connects the theoretical framework with our object of investigation, “the autonomy of journalists around the globe”. On top of that, the category system provides a guideline and orientation during the research process. Especially since the individual countries are evaluated by different researches the category system ensures comparability and inter-subjective comprehensibility. Generally our team consists of nine researchers based at Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. Most of the country reports and interviews were conducted from 2015 and 2017.
Method and source triangulation
Expert interviews
Recommended citation form
Natalie Berner, Antonia Paal: Study Design. In: Michael Meyen (ed.), Mapping Media Freedom. LMU Munich: Department of Communication Studies and Media Research 2017. (access date)