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  1. Prescribed text 1 item
  2. Alternative Text 2 items
    1. Research methods for media and communications - Niranjala Damayanthi Weerakkody c2009

      Book Recommended This is an alternative textbook which you are welcome to draw on

    2. Doing research in the real world - David E. Gray 2014

      Book Recommended This is a new textbook being trialled for the unit

  3. Topic 1: The research process 2 items
    1. Readings from textbook 1 item
      1. Introducing communication research: paths of inquiry - D. F. Treadwell 2017

        Book Prescribed Chapter one

    2. Extension 1 item
  4. Topic 2: Theory, concepts and analytical approaches 6 items
    1. Prescribed readings 1 item
      1. Research methods for media and communications - Niranjala Damayanthi Weerakkody c2009

        Book Recommended Please read Chapter 2: ‘Theoretical paradigms and concepts’

    2. Seminar prep and exercises 4 items
      1. Welcome to Boganville - Katherine Kizilos 2008

        Document 

    3. Extension 1 item
  5. Topic 3: Your research topic 27 items
    1. Prescribed Readings 1 item
      1. Introducing communication research: paths of inquiry - D. F. Treadwell 2017

        Book Prescribed Chapter 4: You could look it up: reading, recording and reviewing research

    2. Alternative text readings 1 item
      1. Research methods for media and communications - Niranjala Damayanthi Weerakkody c2009

        Book Recommended Please read Chapter 3: ‘From choosing a topic to writing a scholarly report’ AND Chapter 4: ‘Writing research reports for non-academic settings’

    3. Seminar prep and exercises 2 items
    4. Extension 2 items
    5. Articles relating to student research directions 21 items
      1. An ethnography of Bitcoin: Towards a future research agenda - Alexia Maddox, Supriya Singh, Heather Horst , Greg Adamson

        Article Further Reading this article is related to student research interests raised during the seminar.

      2. Recent developments in the global Influencer industry.

        Website Further Reading this blog is to support student research directions

      3. Power/freedom on the dark web: A digital ethnography of the Dark Web Social Network - Robert W Gehl 08/2016

        Article Further Reading topic related to student research project direction raised during seminar

      4. Community Consultation in Victorian Local Government: A Case of Mixing Metaphors? - Nicola Brackertz, Denise Meredyth 06/2009

        Article Further Reading possible research direction

      5. Don’t blame the P2P file-sharers: the impact of free music downloads on the...: EBSCOhost

        Article Further Reading P2P file sharing - article to support student research directions.

      6. More Than Just Free Content - Mark Cenite, Michelle Wanzheng Wang, Chong Peiwen, Germaine Shimin Chan 07/2009

        Article Further Reading P2P file sharing - article to support student research directions.

      7. Toward a detailed understanding of illegal digital downloading intentions: An extended theory of planned behavior approach - Xiao Wang, Steven R. McClung 06/2011

        Article Further Reading P2P file sharing - article to support student research directions.

      8. Consumer File Sharing of Motion Pictures: EBSCOhost

        Article Further Reading P2P file sharing - article to support student research directions.

      9. Death and the Internet: The implications of the digital afterlife - Nicola Wright 21/05/2014

        Article Further Reading article supporting student research direction

      10. Does the Internet Change How We Die and Mourn? Overview and Analysis - Tony Walter, Rachid Hourizi, Wendy Moncur, Stacey Pitsillides 06/2012

        Article Further Reading article supporting student research direction

      11. The Social Media Contradiction: Data Mining and Digital Death - Tama Leaver 2013

        Article Further Reading article to support student research direction

      12. Funeral and Instagram: death, social media, and platform vernacular - Martin Gibbs, James Meese, Michael Arnold, Bjorn Nansen 04/03/2015

        Article Further Reading article to support student research directions

      13. Longing for Transcendence: Cyborgs and Trans- and Posthumans - Andrea Vicini, Agnes M. Brazal 03/2015

        Article Further Reading article to support student research direction

      14. The Ethics and Impact of Digital Immorality - Maggi Savin-Baden, David Burden, Helen Taylor 2017

        Article Further Reading Article to support student research direction

      15. Networked intimacy: Algorithmic friendship and scalable sociality - Deborah Chambers 02/2017

        Article Further Reading article to support student research directions

      16. The Performance of Humor in Computer-Mediated Communication - Nancy K. Baym 23/06/2006

        Article Further Reading this article is to support student research directions

      17. Memes as genre: A structurational analysis of the memescape - Bradley E Wiggins, G Bret Bowers 12/2015

        Article Further Reading article to assist student research directions

  6. Topic 4: Sampling 5 items
    1. Readings from Textbook 1 item
      1. Introducing communication research: paths of inquiry - D. F. Treadwell 2017

        Book Prescribed Chapter 8: Sampling: Who, What and how many?

    2. Alternative texts 2 items
      1. Research methods for media and communications - Niranjala Damayanthi Weerakkody c2009

        Book Recommended Please read Chapter 6: ‘Sampling’

      2. Doing research in the real world - David E. Gray 2014

        Book Recommended Chapter 9 - sampling strategies

    3. Seminar prep and exercises 2 items
    4. Extension 0 items
  7. Topic 5: Research ethics 19 items
    1. Readings from Text 1 item
      1. Introducing communication research: paths of inquiry - D. F. Treadwell 2017

        Book Prescribed Chapter 3: Ethics: what are my responsibilities as a researcher? (pp40-57)

    2. Alternative texts 2 items
      1. Research methods for media and communications - Niranjala Damayanthi Weerakkody c2009

        Book Recommended Please read Chapter 5: ‘Research ethics in media and communication’

      2. Doing research in the real world - David E. Gray 2014

        Book Recommended Chapter 4 - Research Ethics

    3. Seminar prep and exercises 9 items
      1. Quiet Rage: The Stanford Prison Experiment - Philip G. Zimbardo, Ken Musen 2004 (electronic resource)

        Audio-visual document Recommended

      2. 2004: Big Brother is watching you September 24, 2004

        Article Prescribed Reading 5.1

    4. Extension 7 items
      1. Silences of ethical practice: dilemmas for researchers using social media - Michael Henderson, Nicola F. Johnson, Glenn Auld 08/2013

        Article Recommended

      2. How ethical is sexual assault research? - Bianca Fileborn April 6, 2017 1.17pm AESTApril 6, 2017 1.17pm AEST

        Article Further Reading

  8. Topic 6: Measurement 14 items
    1. Readings from Textbook 1 item
      1. Introducing communication research: paths of inquiry - D. F. Treadwell 2017

        Book Prescribed Chapter 5: Measurement: Research using numbers

    2. Alternative texts 2 items
      1. Research methods for media and communications - Niranjala Damayanthi Weerakkody c2009

        Book Recommended Please read Chapter 7: ‘Measurement’

    3. Popular media reports of social research 5 items
      Analyse the four examples of academic social research projects as reported in the popular media
      1. Study finds one metropolis and two worlds, miles apart February 16, 2008

        Article Prescribed reading 2.2 the deprivation index

      2. Gift cards: convenient or a con? December 27, 2014

        Article Prescribed (Polls /surveys/interviews)

      3. Quackery: how advertising reveals a nation February 15, 2015

        Article Prescribed (qualitative content analysis)

    4. Extension 6 items
      1. The basics of communication research - Leslie A. Baxter, Earl R. Babbie c2004

        Book Further Reading

      2. Mass media research: an introduction - Roger D. Wimmer, Joseph R. Dominick 2011

        Book Further Reading

      3. How it's done: an invitation to social research - Emily Stier Adler, Roger Clark c2003

        Book Further Reading

  9. Topic 7: Content analysis 11 items
    1. Readings from Textbook 1 item
      1. Introducing communication research: paths of inquiry - D. F. Treadwell 2017

        Book Prescribed Chapter 12 Content analysis

    2. Alternative texts 1 item
      1. Research methods for media and communications - Niranjala Damayanthi Weerakkody c2009

        Book Recommended Please read Chapter 9: ‘Content analysis’

    3. Seminar prep and exercises 4 items
    4. Extension 5 items
      1. Content Analysis: Images of Dating Violence in the Twilight Series - Dianne C. Carmody, Victoria E. Collins 2014

        Book Further Reading

      2. Analyzing visual data - M. S. Ball, Gregory W. H. Smith 1992

        Book Further Reading

      3. Basic content analysis - Robert Philip Weber ©1990

        Book Further Reading

  10. Topic 8: Surveys 15 items
    1. Readings 1 item
      1. Introducing communication research: paths of inquiry - D. F. Treadwell 2017

        Book Prescribed Chapter 9: Surveys: Putting numbers on opinions

    2. Alternative text 1 item
      1. Research methods for media and communications - Niranjala Damayanthi Weerakkody c2009

        Book Recommended Please read Chapter 8: ‘Survey research’

    3. Seminar prep and exercises 7 items
      1. 9806560213 - Carrasquero, Jose Vincente 2004

        Article Prescribed reading 8.2

    4. Extension 6 items
      1. Research methods and global online communities: a case study - Alexia Maddox 2015

        Book Further Reading Chapter 5 Sensitising quantitative methods to the research population

  11. Topic 9: Human subjects research (engagement with people) 11 items
    1. Prescribed readings 1 item
      1. Introducing communication research: paths of inquiry - D. F. Treadwell 2017

        Book Prescribed Chapter 11: Watching and listening

    2. Focus groups 2 items
    3. Interviews 1 item
      1. Research methods for media and communications - Niranjala Damayanthi Weerakkody c2009

        Book Recommended Please read Chapter 10: ‘Research interviewing’

    4. Participant observation 3 items
      1. Research methods and global online communities: a case study - Alexia Maddox 2015

        Book Prescribed Chapter 6: Sensitising qualitative methods to the research population

      2. Research methods for media and communications - Niranjala Damayanthi Weerakkody c2009

        Book Further Reading Please read Chapter 12: ‘Field studies’

    5. Case studies 4 items
      1. Research methods for media and communications - Niranjala Damayanthi Weerakkody c2009

        Book Recommended Please read Chapter 13: ‘Case study research’

      2. Left out of the loop - a teaching case study - ND Weerakkody 2006

        Chapter Further Reading

  12. Topic 10: Digital methods (including Social Media analysis) 18 items
    1. Prescribed reading 2 items
      1. Emerging Methods for Digital Media Research: An Introduction - Jean Burgess, Axel Bruns, Larissa Hjorth 01/2013

        Article Recommended

    2. Recommended reading 2 items
    3. Extension 14 items
      1. A topology of Twitter research: disciplines, methods, and ethics - Michael Zimmer, Nicholas John Proferes 19/05/2014

        Article Further Reading

      2. Blogs as Elusive Ethnographic Texts - Liza C. Kurtz, Sarah Trainer, Melissa Beresford, Amber Wutich 12/2017

        Article Further Reading

      3. Digital methods - Richard Rogers 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book Further Reading

      4. Explainer: how the internet knows if you're happy or sad - Lewis Mitchell May 22, 2017 3.55pm AESTMay 22, 2017 3.55pm AEST

        Article Further Reading

      5. Ethnographic Approaches to Digital Media - E. Gabriella Coleman 21/10/2010

        Article Further Reading

      6. Researching microcelebrity: Methods, access and labour - Jonathan Mavroudis, Esther Milne 16/06/2016

        Article Further Reading

  13. Topic 11 Working with Data 16 items
    1. Data analysis 3 items
      1. Research methods and global online communities: a case study - Alexia Maddox 2015

        Book Prescribed Taking a mixed methods approach to data analysis: see Chapter 4, p.60 to end of chapter.

    2. Data visualisation 9 items
      1. Tableau Data Visualization Cookbook - Ashutosh Nandeshwar 2013

        Book Further Reading

      2. Beautiful evidence - Edward R. Tufte c2006

        Book Further Reading

      3. The cognitive style of powerpoint / [Edward R. Tufte] - Edward R. Tufte 2003

        Book Further Reading

      4. The visual display of quantitative information - Edward R. Tufte ©2001

        Book Further Reading

    3. Data management 3 items
      1. 23 (research data) Things - ANDS

        Webpage Recommended self paced training resource on working with research data (managing and sharing)

  14. Student articles choices for assessment tasks 61 items
    1. Article choices for assessment 1 50 items
      1. Anonymously hurting others online: The effect of anonymity on cyberbullying frequency. - Barlett, Christopher P.. Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA, US, cbarlett@gettysburg.edu 2015

        Article Further Reading

      2. The Value of Social Media for Small Businesses. - France Bélanger, Ludwig Christian Schaupp Spring2014

        Article 

      3. Commenting, Sharing and Tweeting News - Susanne M. Almgren, Tobias Olsson 2016-01-1

        Article Further Reading

      4. The Allure of Aphrodite: How Gender-Congruent Media Portrayals Impact Adult Women's Possible Future Selves - Ashley R. Kennard, Laura E. Willis, Melissa J. Robinson, Silvia Knobloch-Westerwick 04/2016

        Article Further Reading

      5. Empowerment of Senior Citizens via the Learning of Information and Communication Technology - Yu-cheung Wong, Honglin Chen, Vincent W. P. Lee, John Y. C. Fung 2014-6

        Article Further Reading

      6. Online Conversation and Corporate Reputation: A Two-Wave Longitudinal Study on the Effects of Exposure to the Social Media Activities of a Highly Interactive Company - Corné Dijkmans, Peter Kerkhof, Asuman Buyukcan-Tetik, Camiel J. Beukeboom 11/2015

        Article Further Reading this article is suitable for assessment 1

      7. Being old in an always-on culture: Older people's perceptions and experiences of online communication - Marika Lüders, Edith Roth Gjevjon 15/03/2017

        Article Further Reading this article is suitable for assessment 1

      8. Commenting, Sharing and Tweeting News. - Susanne M Almgren, Tobias Olsson 2016

        Article Further Reading

      9. 'It has a bleak future': The effects of job loss on regional and rural journalism in Australia. - Sherwood, Merryn; O'Donnell, Penny; Dodd, Andrew; Ricketson, Matthew; Marjoribanks, Timothy

        Article Further Reading this article is suitable for assessment 14

      10. Reputations at risk: Engagement during social media crises - Larissa Ott, Petra Theunissen 03/2015

        Article Further Reading

      11. The effect of Twitter on college student engagement and grades - R. Junco, G. Heiberger, E. Loken 04/2011

        Article Further Reading this article is suitable for assessment 1

      12. Collaborative Brand Attacks in Social Media: Exploring the Antecedents, Characteristics, and Consequences of a New Form of Brand Crises - Philipp A. Rauschnabel, Nadine Kammerlander, Björn S. Ivens 10/2016

        Article Further Reading this article is suitable for assessment 1

      13. Examining the Role of Social Media in Effective Crisis Management - Yan Jin, Brooke Fisher Liu, Lucinda L. Austin 02/2014

        Article Further Reading this article is suitable for assessment 1

      14. Collaborative Brand Attacks in Social Media: Exploring the Antecedents, Characteristics, and Consequences of a New Form of Brand Crises - Philipp A. Rauschnabel, Nadine Kammerlander, Björn S. Ivens 10/2016

        Article Further Reading this article is suitable for assessment 1

      15. Spillover Effects in Seeded Word-of-Mouth Marketing Campaigns - Inyoung Chae, Andrew T. Stephen, Yakov Bart, Dai Yao 01/2017

        Article Further Reading suitable for assessment 1

      16. Jon and Kate Plus 8: A case study of social media and image repair tactics - Mia Moody 11/2011

        Article Further Reading this article is suitable for assessment 1

      17. Television Advertising and Online Word-of-Mouth: An Empirical Investigation of Social TV Activity - Beth L. Fossen, David A. Schweidel 01/2017

        Article Further Reading article suitable for assessment 1

      18. Who bullies whom online: A social network analysis of cyberbullying in a school context - Denis Wegge, Heidi Vandebosch, Steven Eggermont 2014-01-1

        Article Further Reading this article is suitable for assessment 1

      19. An Exploration of Social Circles and Prescription Drug Abuse Through Twitter - Carl Lee Hanson, Ben Cannon, Scott Burton, Christophe Giraud-Carrier 06/09/2013

        Article Further Reading this article is suitable for assessment 1

      20. Social identity dimensions and consumer behavior in social media - Tien Wang 03/2017

        Article Further Reading this article is suitable for assessment 1

      21. Communicating Corporate Brands Through Social Media: An Exploratory Study. - Maria Vernuccio Jul2014

        Article Further Reading this article is suitable for assessment 1

      22. Pirating : The curse of cyberspace - Ian Phau, Min Teah, Michael Lwin 03/03/2014

        Article Further Reading this article is suitable for assessment 1

      23. R.I.P.: Remain in perpetuity. Facebook memorial pages - Rebecca Kern, Abbe E. Forman, Gisela Gil-Egui 2013-2

        Article Further Reading this article is suitable for assessment 1

      24. News Media Consumption in the Transmedia Age - André Jansson, Johan Lindell 02/01/2015

        Article Further Reading this article is suitable for assessment 1

      25. Consumers' Role Performance and Brand Identification: Evidence from a Survey and a Longitudinal Field Experiment - Yi He, Qimei Chen, Ruby P. Lee, Yonggui Wang 05/2017

        Article Further Reading this article is suitable for assessment 1

      26. Facebook for self-empowerment? A study of Facebook adoption in urban India - Neha Kumar 11/2014

        Article Further Reading this article is suitable for assessment 1

      27. "Nobody has 257 Friends": EBSCOhost

        Article Further Reading this article is suitable for assessment 1

      28. Swiping me off my feet - Leah E. LeFebvre 22/05/2017

        Article Further Reading this article is suitable for assessment 1

      29. With Facebook, Blogs, and Fake News, Teens Reject Journalistic “Objectivity” - Regina Marchi 07/2012

        Article Further Reading this article is suitable for assessment 1

      30. Constructive activism in the dark web: cryptomarkets and illicit drugs in the digital ‘demimonde’ - Alexia Maddox, Monica J. Barratt, Matthew Allen, Simon Lenton 02/01/2016

        Article Further Reading this article is suitable for assessment 1

      31. What Affects the Spiral of Silence and the Hard Core on Twitter? An Analysis of the Nuclear Power Issue in Japan - Kakuko Miyata, Hitoshi Yamamoto, Yuki Ogawa 08/2015

        Article Further Reading this article is suitable for assessment 1

    2. Assessment 3 scholarly article recommendations for student topic foci 7 items
      These are the articles we discuss or refer to during specific discussions of student research directions
      1. Terse Messaging and Public Health in the Midst of Natural Disasters: The Case of the Boulder Floods - Jeannette Sutton, Cedar League, Timothy L. Sellnow, Deanna D. Sellnow 02/2015

        Article Further Reading

    3. Assessment 3 writing a research proposal 4 items
      1. writing an abstract (unimelb)

        Webpage Recommended writing an abstract guide

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