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Table 3 Correlations among ethical themes

From: Bioethics in popular science: evaluating the media impact of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks on the biobank debate

  (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
  1. 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”.