Existing Data Homework Assignment
The American Library Association (ALA) awards the Newbery medal for adolescent fiction. For this exercise, you will use the ALA website (www.ala.org) to answer questions about the gender of characters in Newbery winners and honor books over the last decade.
You are asked to do a content analysis:
First, Find a list of Newbery award winners and honor books for the last 10 years.
Begin your content analysis of the titles of these books by listing the titles that suggest to you that there is a female character in the book.
Now list the titles that suggests to you there is a male character in the book.
Titles may fall into more than one category.
What are you able to tell about gender in adolescent fiction? What conclusions can you draw from your analysis? Are there any other variable that could be useful for analysis