For the final paper I will be comparing two different news sources. The first news source is Westword, a free alternative weekly newspaper based in Denver, Colorado. The other news source being compared is the Denver Post, a well established newspaper in Denver, Colorado. The article that I am comparing is in regards to a new green campaign that is being launched in Denver. For this comparison, I will be using qualitative research that describes phenomena in words rather than through numbers or measures. Quantitative research will not be focused on for this project because of it’s focus on numbers and measures and the idea of using experimentation to describe phenomena.
Qualitative research will be beneficial to use in my final paper because it allows the reader and/or experimenter to focus on descriptions with the hope of better understanding the world. In my specific paper, these descriptions that are being analyzed will help individuals better understand the importance of green energy. Green energy is a rather up and coming idea that will be necessary in our attempt to reduce our ecological footprint on the earth.