Perceptions of Muslim Communities Towards Media Landscape

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Abstract

The research is aimed at solving a problem in Media and how it reports. The Problem which this study wishes to study is how is the handling of the Media Landscape in the fields of Terrorism Crime and the Violence in Mindanao and how did it affect Muslim Communities attitudes and Behavior towards the institution of Media. The hypotheses is the there is a significant effect on the behavior of the community and their views on the institution of Media. To gather data and to analyze this problem the researchers used a descriptive status analysis which seeks to answer questions to real facts relating to existing conditions in group of cases that is chosen for study. The sample is determined using a simple random sampling which aimed at a minimum target of 300 respondents which is the 10% of the population of the area which is 3,000. The respondents where chosen out of the 19 Muslim Communities found in Metro Manila, the number of ethnic groups in the area is more diverse than most other Muslim Communities in the Metro Manila area. The subjects aged 15- 40 years regardless of educational background and social status. The study did not put too much stress on the quality of the respondents because it is important that a more honest response and to measure their knowledge of issues, this is done to observe their experiences outside of the Muslim Community. The researchers opted to use a survey method to gather the data needed for this research. The study employed a Likert Scale which uses a 5 point choice scale and an idea. The survey form is validated by the Thesis adviser as well as it is a standardized system of questioning which is based on the Likert Scale. The data gathering is after the done in January 8, 2008 with the approval of the major tribal leaders and the purok leader of the area. The outcome provided us with a 60% turn out of the 500 respondents which the study originally intended to reach. The data is gathered and tallied manually and is assigned into their classification which is also stated in the questionnaire. The statistical treatment which will be used in this study is a mean median mode analysis, since the data is nominal in nature the statistical treatment will be only on the mean median and mode. The results revealed there is a significant resentment towards media and that resolution will only come if there is a change in the manner of reporting.

Table of Contents

Abstract1

Table of Contents2

List of Figures4

Key Terms and Definitions6

Key Terms and Definitions6

Introduction8

Chapter I11

Background of the Study11

Statement of the Problem:15

Objectives of the study:16

Significance of the Study:17

Scope and Delimitations18

Chapter II20

Review of Related Literature:20

Chapter III30

Theoretical Framework30

Conceptual Framework33

Chapter IV35

Methodology35

Research Design35

Determination of Sample Size39

Sampling Design and Technique40

Subjects41

Research Instruments42

Data Gathering Procedure43

Data Processing Method44

Statistical Treatment45

Chapter V46

Data Gathering Results Analysis and Interpretation46

Analysis and Interpretation of Results73

Summary Conclusion and Recommendation80

Summary of Findings80

Chapter VI83

Conclusion83

Recommendation85

Bibliography86

Acknowledgements88

List of Figures

Figure 1: Conceptual Framework32
Figure 2: Likert Scale36
Figure 3: Fair and Unbiased representation of Muslims in Media44 Figure 4: Muslim treatment on the influence of Media on Non-Muslim45 Figure 5: Media representation45
Figure 6: Media Blame46
Figure 7: Media Information of Muslim identity47
Figure 8: The use of media on the term Terrorism48
Figure 9: Media influence on the non-Muslim49
Figure 10: The part of Media on discrimination to...
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