Many different sources were used for content analysis, including the annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report from the US State Department, US State Department diplomatic cables, and as documents from various intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations that deal with trafficking in persons. The Methods Appendix describes these sources further and includes an analysis of the issue of “missing” cables.
Media stories and State Department cables were loaded into qualitative data analysis software. QDA Miner is required to view this analysis, and is accessible either for free with QDA Miner Lite (free) or with the full version.
Both cables and media stories were coded for reactions of officials to the annual TIP Report. The codes are explained in Chapter 4 in the book and can also be found in the Methods Appendix.
Search details.txt: contains the Lexis Nexis search queries used to identify media stories containing reactions to the TIP report
All stories.pdfcontains 492 stories referencing the TIP report
Additional Watch List stories.pdf: contains 98 stories referencing the Watch List
Media coverage.xlsx: contains the raw data containing classification of media stories covering the TIP report