Table 3

Correlations among ethical themes

(1)

Cons

(2)

Welf

(3)

Comp

(4)

Prog

(5)

Cont

(6)

Acct

(7)

Priv

(8)

Edu

(9)

Adv

(1) Consent 1.00
(2) Welfare .26** 1.00
(3) Compensation .26** .15 1.00
(4) Progress −.01 .02 .11 1.0
(5) Control .19* .20* .05 .16# 1.00
(6) Accountability .16# .00 .09 .14 .27** 1.00
(7) Privacy .11 .13 -.12 .06 .28** .24** 1.00
(8) Education .05 -.09 -.01 .16# .26** .36** .31** 1.00
(9) Advocacy .00 -.02 .14 .15 .23** .29** -.09** .21* 1.00

Note: Analysis based on coding of population of 125 articles. Each theme or frame of reference was coded as “not present = 0,” “present = 1,” or “outstanding focus/appearing in the lede/headline” of the article/transcript = 2. For analysis of correlations among themes, “outstanding focus/appearing in lede/headline” and “present categories” were combined, leaving a dichotomous measure where “1 = theme present” and “0 = theme not present”.

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