Theses/Dissertations from 2017
Managing Multiple Goals in Opioid Prescription Communication: Perspectives from Trauma Physicians, Elizabeth T. Adams
I CAN’T BELIEVE MY INSTRUCTOR DID THAT?! MIDDLE EASTERN STUDENTS’ EXPECTATIONS OF INSTURCTORS’ VERBAL AND NONVERBAL IMMEDIACY BEHAVIORS, Mariam Alabdali
BLACK WOMEN’S PERSPECTIVES ON BREAST CANCER DETECTION MESSAGING, Denise M. Damron
Face Threat Mitigation in Feedback: An Examination of Student Apprehension, Self-Efficacy, and Perceived Emotional Support, Alexis A. Hadden
A MULTIPLE GOALS THEORETICAL APPROACH TO SEXTING: MESSAGE CONTENT AND SCALE DEVELOPMENT, Christina Harris
Exploring the Influence of Students' Perceptions of Instructional Message Content Relevance and Experienced Cognitive Load on Students' Cognitive Learning, Benson T. Sexton
A Beacon of Hope: Inoculating Against Relapse, Allison F. Thieneman
USING SOCIAL COGNITIVE THEORY TO UNDERSTAND CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRISTS’ DISCUSSIONS OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE WITH THEIR PATIENTS, Kevin A. Wombacher
The Outsiders: Understanding How Activists Use Issues Management to Challenge Corporate Behavior, Chelsea Lane Woods
Theses/Dissertations from 2016
Sticking to the Script: Sexual Scripts in the Slasher Sub-Genre, Jennifer L. Clay
DO BLACK LIVES MATTER IN AMERICAN MAINSTREAM NEWS MEDIA? TWO CASE STUDIES OF POLICE-INVOLVED SHOOTINGS OF BLACK MEN EXPLAINING A RACIST MEDIA ENVIRONMENT, Alfred J. Cotton III
Chaos Theory and Emergent Behavior: How Ephemeral Organizations Function as Strange Attractors through Information Communication Technologies, Morgan C. Getchell
THE IDEA MODEL: DESIGNING EARTHQUAKE EARLY WARNING MESSAGES USING INSTRUCTIONAL RISK COMMUNICATION, Nigel D. Haarstad
THE CHALLENGES OF COMMUNICATING LOW PROBABILITY AND HIGH CONSEQUENCE RISK: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EARTHQUAKE PRE-CRISIS AND EMERGENCY-RISK COMMUNICATION, Emina Herovic
Social Media And Credibility Indicator: The Effects Of Bandwagon And Identity Cues Within Online Health And Risk Contexts, Xialing Lin
COMMUNICATING SOCIAL SUPPORT: UNDERSTANDING COMPLEXITIES OF BREASTFEEDING COMMUNICATION AMONG AFRICAN AMERICAN MOTHERS, Nicole Rachael Peritore
The Impact of Receiver Sex on Feedback Message Choice by Supervisors and the Influence on Employees' Attitudes and Behaviors, Amanda Ruth Slone
USING SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES DURING PUBLIC HEALTH CRISES: THEORIZING THE DIFFUSION OF EFFECTIVE MESSAGES, Sarah Vos
Protecting Online Privacy, Stephanie D. Winkler
Theses/Dissertations from 2015
Adolescent Perceptions of Nutrition: Identifying Memorable Messages, Audrey S. Bachman
TRANSFORMING TEACHERS: EXPLORING CHANGING PERCEPTIONS THROUGH PARTICIPATION IN A PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM, Taylor Brashear
Parents' Expressed Educational Dissent in Middle School Education Systems, Marjorie M. Buckner
Examining Peer Perceptions of Humorous Communication in the College Classroom, David Chanson Davenport
Investigating the Effects and Persuasive Mechanisms of Expository and Narrative HPV Vaccine Messages, Adam J. Parrish
COLLEGE STUDENTS’ USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA TO COMMUNICATE ABOUT ALCOHOL AND DRINKING BEHAVIORS, Jenna E. Reno
A Few Great Suggestions For Dissertation Topics In Media And Communication
Writing any dissertation is difficult, but it is even worse when you do not have a concise topic for your research in mind. Before you can even think about completing research, you will need to determine a topic that you are interested in and come up with a question. It is important to make your topic as concise as possible so that your paper will flow naturally and be focused entirely on your question. If you are having some difficulty in deciding upon the perfect topic, here is a list of some great dissertation topics in media and communication for you to consider:
- Muslim nations strictly censor the role of women, and they have done so all along. Is it a form of state control or a way of protecting each woman's integrity?
- The concept of proportionality was introduced by the European Convention of Human Rights. Does English precedence and legal thought adopt proportionality towards the privacy of journalism and individuals?
- Both Germany and Canada have an extremely balanced approach towards journalism and its definition of freedom of expression. Should this approach be adopted in the UK?
- A balanced approach to the news is the moral right of journalists, although criticism of the media taking a political leaning is hotly debated. A case study of CNN.
- What role does the People's Republic of China play? The 2008 Olympics, Tibet, and Propaganda.
- The war on terror and the media: Should Al-Jazeera be banned in communities in the US?
- The digital age of communication regards data protection as a key factor for the protection of individuals. Are the current laws enough?
- Security breaches in data systems: Should service providers be held liable for any level of identity fraud?
- Are traditional teaching methods less important now that we have fast communication capabilities? In the interest of justice, should it be unethical for information regarding communications to be released by internet providers?
- The economics of mass communication: What effects are social networking sites having?
- Consumer boycotts and social networking: Are we making it too easy?
- What role does social networking play in mass communications?
- Traditional forms of communication Vs social networking: Which one is more persuasive?
- Threats to national security, allowances of censorship, and the famous Spycatcher Case: Do English courts need to place a limit on legitimate whistleblowing?