Qualitative Content Analysis of the Use of Nuclear Power Essay

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Decreased Usage of Nuclear Energy: A Qualitative Content-Analysis

A Dissertation Presented using the Qualitative Content-Analysis

Komi Emmanuel Fiagbe Gbedegan

I believe your concentration is sustainability.

This needs to be inserted into your work.

Based on Dr. DePorres' point on the use of the "factor" word, I suggest replacing the word "factor" with something like "sustainability aspects" or "sustainability considerations"

If you are going to use content analysis, you will need one or several journal articles that present words or phrases that equate to sustainability.

Build this list of words and phrases that equate to sustainability, but specifically look for the "decreasing" words and phrases.

When conducting your study, you will look for these "decreasing" words and phrases in your "secondary data."

You will then analyze the results of looking for these "decreasing" words and phrases in your "secondary data."

This analysis is one description of what can be called content analysis.

I suggest Krippendorf will be the "expert" that guides your content analysis process.

D.r. S. Munkebey

Overview of Proposed Study

In the past few years, energy has received considerable attention because of the increased environmental impact of conventional sources of energy that rely on burning
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of fossil fuels. Research has shown (Remo, 2015) these conventional energy sources have contributed to global climate change, which continues to affect the world's ecosystems. Nuclear energy is defined as energy in the nucleus or core of an atom, which is primarily a small unit that contributes to all matter in the universe (Josephson, 2000, p.2). Nuclear energy offers a suitable alternative source of energy that could help in dealing with the problem of global warming or climate change. However, the share of nuclear energy in the global energy mix has decreased at a time when it should be increasing as shown by global warming and climate changes (Schwarz & Cochran, 2012). According to Sailor et al. (2000), nuclear energy is a sustainable energy source that can meet existing energy needs while ensuring environmental stability.

This proposed study seeks to explore the phenomenon of decreased usage of nuclear energy despite its potential to solve global warming and climate changes. The researcher will explore various issues that have characterized the decrease of nuclear energy recently in order to gain insights on sustainability aspects or sustainability considerations that might support a reversal of this trend and contribute to the industry's resurgence. The specific problem to be…

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Josephson, P. (2000). The red atom: Russia's nuclear power program from Stalin to today. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press.

Remo, J.L. (2015, May 1). The Dilemma of Nuclear Energy in Space. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 71(3), 38-45.

Sailor, W., Bodansky, D., Braun, C., Fetter, S. & van der Zwaan, B. (2000). A Nuclear Solution to Climate Change? Science, 288(5469), 1177-1178.

Schwarz, P.M. & Cochran, J.A. (2012, October 3). Renaissance or Requiem: Is Nuclear Energy Cost Effective in a Post-Fukushima World? Contemporary Economic Policy, 31(4), 691-707.

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