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The principal investigator (Prof. Colin Sparks) and Hong Kong Baptist University Library retain the copyright of the Journalistic Role Conception and Role Performance website, which provides research instruments and data sets for Hong Kong and Mainland China.

The content and the original English version of the Codebook and Coding Sheet of the content analysis are shared here with the permission of the copyright owner, Professor Claudia Mellade. Chinese translations of the Codebook and Coding Sheet, and all other materials are developed by the principal investigator with his project team.


Although HKBU Library and Prof. Colin Sparks have attempted to ensure the accuracy of the contents of the website, the information provided is for personal and educational use without any express or implied warranty.

The Chinese versions were translated from the English version. If there is any inconsistency or ambiguity between the English version and the Chinese versions, the English version shall prevail.

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Use of the website is encouraged by anyone for non-commercial research and educational purposes.