a) 68 students were interviewed from seven different colleges and universities in the New York City area between September 30th and October 5th 2001. The majority of the group (27) were if Asian descent, sixteen students were Arab – American. The remaining students were Latino, Caucasian, African American or Black. The age range was 18 to 31.
b) Contacts were developed via phone and email and of those contacts they posted fliers for people to attend the focus groups. The research relied heavily on student contacts in each club recruiting other students to become a part of the research.
c) 68 students were interviewed from seven different colleges and universities in the New York City area between September 30th and October 5th 2001. 4 interviewed individually and the others were interviewed in focus groups, 13 focus groups with different numbers of students ranging from three to fifteen. d) Almost all of the students said that they not feel nearly as safe in the larger areas of New York City as they did on their college campuses. The attacks of September 11th didn’t only cause the destruction of lives and property but they also caused a loss of sense of security for a lot of US citizens. Muslims became one of the primary groups to blame for the attacks.
e) Further research is required for the findings of long term consequences. The percentage of Muslims in 2001 one compared to ten years later in 2011. How do Muslims feel about their religion following the effects of 9/11? Has there been any change to the way Muslims feel they have been portrayed in the media following 9/11 until now.
f) The disaster agent – an intentional, human conceived attack – most certainly determined the response and backlash that follow the events1.
g) The main differences in the studies is that one focused more on the effects 9/11 had on Muslim people while the other focused on the effects of all ethnicities. Age groups, races and genders. The first...
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