Transformative Doctoral Research Practices for Professionals

Transformative Doctoral Research Practices for Professionals

This volume invites you to reflect on and enter into dialogue with your peers and professional learning and research communities about the distinctiveness of the professional doctorate. /div

Author: Pamela Burnard

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789463006309

Category: Education

Page: 166

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The purpose and impact of the professional doctorate – or EdD (Doctor of Education) – has long been debated. What should it be? Who should do it? Why is it worth doing? How should it be taught? What makes the EdD distinctive, unique and worthwhile? Internationally, at the level of program development and provision, universities are increasing the range of transformative professional doctorate practices while recruiting larger numbers of students from a wider range of professions. Transformative Doctoral Research Practices for Professionals offers unique insight into the teaching, learning, thinking and doing of doctoral education. In the form of a collaboratively authored volume this book offers the first institutional-specific collection that focuses on doctoral research practices. It showcases: the practices of researching professionals at different phases and stages of a five year doctoral journey; the imperative of reflexivity as one moves from practitioner to researching professional and scholar; and the placing of ‘practice’ at the centre of a doctoral program specifically designed for professionals. This book shares the lived-through debates, deliberations, challenges and experiences of a group of professional (practitioner) doctoral students, their supervisors and lecturers. The critical perspectives and examples explored offer a wealth of insights on the distinct practices and unique journeying of professional practitioners embarking on professional doctorates. This volume invites you to reflect on and enter into dialogue with your peers and professional learning and research communities about the distinctiveness of the professional doctorate. /div
Categories: Education

Methodologies for Practice Research

Methodologies for Practice Research

Transformative Doctoral Research Practices For Professionals. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers. This book shares the lived-through debates, deliberations, ...

Author: Carol Costley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526453310

Category: Reference

Page: 280

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Sharp and focused, this book provides the need-to-know information on how to design and implement a good, high-quality research project.
Categories: Reference

The Routledge International Handbook of Research on Dialogic Education

The Routledge International Handbook of Research on Dialogic Education

Reznitskaya and Wilkinson discuss how professional development efforts often ... J. Alderton (Eds.), Transformative Professional Doctoral Research Practice.

Author: Neil Mercer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429806759

Category: Education

Page: 690

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The Routledge International Handbook of Research on Dialogic Education provides a comprehensive overview of the main ideas and themes that make up the exciting and diverse field of Dialogic Education. With contributions from the world’s leading researchers, it describes underpinning theoretical approaches, debates, methodologies, evidence of impact, how Dialogic Education relates to different areas of the curriculum and ways in which work in this field responds to the profound educational challenges of our time. The handbook is divided into seven sections, covering: The theory of Dialogic Education Classroom dialogue Dialogue, teachers and professional development Dialogic Education for literacy and language Dialogic Education and digital technology Dialogic Education in science and mathematics Dialogic Education for transformative purposes Expertly written and researched, the handbook marks the coming of age of Dialogic Education as an important and distinctive area of applied educational research. Featuring chapters from authors working in different educational contexts around the world, the handbook is of international relevance and provides an invaluable resource for researchers and students concerned with the study of educational dialogue and allied areas of socio-cultural research. It will interest students on PhD programmes in Education Faculties, Master's level courses in Education and postgraduate teacher-training courses. The accounts of results achieved by high-impact research projects around the world will also be very valuable for policy makers and practitioners.
Categories: Education

Exploring the Impact of the Dissertation in Practice

Exploring the Impact of the Dissertation in Practice

instrument for transformative development and development of an identity for ... of the professional practice doctorate designed for applied research, ...

Author: Valerie A. Storey

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781681239019

Category: Education

Page: 309

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Exploring the Impact of the Dissertation in Practice significantly contributes to our understanding of the design and impact of the Dissertation in Practice, the capstone of professional practice doctoral programs. Chapter authors are to be commended for sharing with the reader a broad and reflective view of their dissertation journey, and as a consequence give the reader insight into the nature of professional practice doctorate education in the early 21st century. Readers have the opportunity to hear firsthand how the dissertation is changing not only in format but also in the impact it makes in the field. Faculty and program graduates share accounts of their scholarly practice; the problems of practice that they have encountered and addressed in their professional practice; and their evolving role as change agents in their field of practice. In the process, they assist all faculty involved in designing and evaluating professional practice programs by identifying challenges and opportunities for construction of powerful end?of?program doctoral work. Individually and collectively chapter authors reflect on their experiences in creating practice?anchored and intellectually rigorous Dissertation in Practice. The editor, Dr. Valerie A. Storey, has divided the book into two sections. The first focused on reflections of faculty and the second on reflections of program graduates as they describe how the Dissertation in Practice process develops scholarly practitioner graduates capacity to lead systemic reform.
Categories: Education

Qualitative Research and Transformative Results

Qualitative Research and Transformative Results

The aim of this basic research practice is to release students from overly ... Post-graduate research programs require skills in situation analysis, ...

Author: Jessy Jaison

Publisher: SAIACS Press

ISBN: 9789386549105

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

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An immensely valuable resource for those who seek to do qualitative research in theological education! Jessy Jaison’s ‘Qualitative Research and Transformative Results’ calls for the holistic transformation of the church and society by helping researchers and their mentors develop capacities that will be up to the task. This masterful work informs and inspires researchers to explore the qualitative domain in theological research as a vital link between the academy and the world. Bringing a fresh perspective to theological study in human socio-cultural environments through eight comprehensive chapters, it offers theoretical and practical guidance on every aspect of qualitative inquiry.
Categories: Social Science

Practice based Design Research

Practice based Design Research

Carlos came to his PhD with approximately five years of professional practice experience. He had his own studio, and worked as a contract research assistant ...

Author: Laurene Vaughan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474267823

Category: Design

Page: 232

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Practice-Based Design Research provides a companion to masters and PhD programs in design research through practice. The contributors address a range of models and approaches to practice-based research, consider relationships between industry and academia, researchers and designers, discuss initiatives to support students and faculty during the research process, and explore how students' experiences of undertaking practice-based research has impacted their future design and research practice. The text is illustrated throughout with case study examples by authors who have set up, taught or undertaken practice-based design research, in a range of national and institutional contexts.
Categories: Design

The Handbook of Transformative Learning

The Handbook of Transformative Learning

Theory, Research, and Practice Edward W. Taylor, Patricia Cranton ... students' conceptions of self and learning for transformation (Doctoral dissertation).

Author: Edward W. Taylor

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470590720

Category: Education

Page: 624

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The Handbook of Transformative Learning The leading resource for the field, this handbook provides a comprehensive and critical review of more than three decades of theory development, research, and practice in transformative learning. The starting place for understanding and fostering transformative learning, as well as diving deeper, the volume distinguishes transformative learning from other forms of learning, explores future perspectives, and is designed for scholars, students, and practitioners. PRAISE FOR THE HANDBOOK OF TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING "This book will be of inestimable value to students and scholars of learning irrespective of whether or not their emphasis is on transformative learning. It should find its way to the reference bookshelves of every academic library focusing on education, teaching, learning, or the care professions." —PETER JARVIS, professor of continuing education, University of Surrey "Can there be a coherent theory of transformative learning? Perhaps. This handbook goes a long way to answering this question by offering a kaleidoscope of perspectives, including non-Western, that consider the meaning and practice of transformative learning." —SHAUNA BUTTERWICK, associate professor, University of British Columbia "This handbook will be valuable and accessible to both scholars and practitioners who are new to the study of adult education and transformative learning and to more seasoned scholars who seek a sophisticated analysis of the state of transformative learning thirty years after Mezirow first shared his version of a then-fledgling theory of adult learning." —JOVITA ROSS-GORDON, professor and program coordinator, MA in Adult Education, Texas State University
Categories: Education

Power and Doctoral Supervision Teams

Power and Doctoral Supervision Teams

Developing Team Building Skills in Collaborative Doctoral Research Margaret J ... Handbook of transformative learning: Theory, research, and practice (pp.

Author: Margaret J Robertson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000006919

Category: Education

Page: 166

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Power and Doctoral Supervision Teams engages with the interplay of power generated through the way doctoral supervision teams are structured and how they operate in reality. The stories of experienced academic supervisors and late-stage doctoral students from a cross section of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences teach us what theory and how-to guide books cannot. By using the narrative of stories to explain the models, the lived experience of interpersonal power dynamics shows the promises, pitfalls, joys and frustrations of the various team forms. The book alerts the reader to the great variety of practices and the potential and hazards within. This book is an essential resource for doctoral research students to understand what works in team supervision; for academic supervisors who want to look at options outside of supervision or readjust their current strategies; and for academic administrators as they revise policies that apply to doctoral supervision.
Categories: Education

Principles and Methods of Transformative Action Research

Principles and Methods of Transformative Action Research

Principles and Methods of Transformative Action Research delves into both ... of value to experts and engaged citizens in doing participatory research ...

Author: John A. Bilorusky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000373127

Category: Psychology

Page: 222

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Principles and Methods of Transformative Action Research delves into both general principles and specific methods for basic steps in the action research process—asking questions, gathering and analyzing data, communicating findings, and pursuing action. The role of collaboration is emphasized, with strategies of value to experts and engaged citizens in doing participatory research and community-based knowledge-building. Detailed attention is given to specific strategies of interviewing, participant observation, and judging and weighing evidence. The book draws on creative and critically minded elements of scientific traditions, such as transparency in telling the "story" of one’s inquiry, identifying data that are "exceptions to the rule," and the value of non-formulaic, improvisational designs. Quite distinctively, the book addresses how to write in one’s own voice, how to integrate action-and-inquiry into one’s everyday life, issues of ethics and social responsibility, and how to consider both immediate, practical needs and "bigger picture," systemic challenges. This book can serve as an undergraduate or graduate social sciences text on research methods. It is also a guidebook for action-oriented research by academics, professionals, and lay people, alike in community agencies, schools, and grassroots organizations, and for socially relevant academic research concerned with social justice, multiculturalism, and inclusiveness.
Categories: Psychology

Transformative Practice and Research in Organizational Communication

Transformative Practice and Research in Organizational Communication

The papers in the Research Methods Track of the Organizational Communication Traditions, Transitions, and Transformation Conference reflect our ...

Author: Salem, Philip J.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522528241

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 367

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Communication creates organizations, and the ways individuals communicate determines the functions and processes of organizations. Understanding communication challenges is necessary in order to understand organizational successes and organizational change. Transformative Practice and Research in Organizational Communication is an essential reference publication featuring the latest scholarly research on the practice of organizational communication. The chapters cover a range of topics such as business expertise, social media, and capitalism. This book is ideally designed for academicians, students, professionals, and managers seeking current research on organizational communication practices.
Categories: Business & Economics

Cases and Stories of Transformative Action Research

Cases and Stories of Transformative Action Research

One of her action research projects during her doctoral studies was, ... “Learner-Centered Curriculum Development for Professional Training on the Somatic ...

Author: John A. Bilorusky

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000373073

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

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Cases and Stories of Transformative Action Research builds on its companion book, Principles and Methods of Transformative Action Research, by describing and analyzing dozens of examples of successful action research efforts pursued in the past five decades by students and faculty of the Western Institute for Social Research. Some projects are large-scale, and some are modest interventions in the everyday lives of those participating. Some are formal organizational efforts; others are the results of individual or small group initiatives. Included are chapters on community needs assessments and innovative grassroots approaches to program evaluation; the challenges of improving our decision-making during the crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic; strategies of intellectual activism in addressing the growing problem of workplace bullying; action research to preserve and share the history of the Omaha tribe; and plans for an innovative school-based project based on collaborative action-and-inquiry between students and Artificial Intelligence. In addition, there are a number of detailed stories about the use of transformative action research in such areas as somatic and trauma counseling, ethnic studies, health disparities, gender differences, grassroots popular education, and the improvement of statewide steps for preventing child abuse, among many others. This book can serve as an undergraduate or graduate social sciences text on research methods. It is also a guidebook for action-oriented research by academics, professionals, and lay people alike.
Categories: Psychology

Transformative Researchers and Educators for Democracy

Transformative Researchers and Educators for Democracy

Positivity and Power in a Cohort Model Doctoral Program Plymouth State University ... is the feeling of dissonance between the best practices in the field, ...

Author: João M. Paraskeva

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789462099142

Category: Education

Page: 234

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The 2012 Critical Transformative Educational Leadership and Policy Annual Conference hosted by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth met head-on with issues of neoliberalism, educational democracy, cultural politics, public education, and seeing teachers and administrators as critical transformational leaders. This book is a collection of the highlights of that conference that addresses these arenas of debate, from the presentations of Deborah Meier, Ken Saltman, Clyde Barrow, and Joao Rosa, among others, to the works of emerging academics and intellectuals in the field of education. The book to serve as an antidote to such ill-informed thinking before it becomes a part of the cultural commonsense, much the way the manufactured realties of high stakes testing, standardization, and police-guarded schools have become normative. “It is urgent to learn to accurately read reality in a world in which language and discourse are being resignified to confuse people and turn reality into a board game, a world which large corporations and global financial powers play the role of the old mythological gods, creators of dogmas and flamboyant realities that they want us to submit and worship. This volume is an outcome of an important political critical transformative pedagogical project that challenges the lethal consequences of the impact of neoliberal policies in education. We need to welcome Paraskeva and LaVallee’s contribution since it offers a crucial tool to help us articulate accurately a critical diagnosis as well as solutions for a more just and democratic public education that cultivates humanity.” – Jurjo Torres Santomé, University of Corunha, Spain “This new collection Transformative Researchers and Educators for Democracy: Dartmouth Dialogues is one of the most impressive outcomes of a critical transformative program at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. João M. Paraskeva and Thad LaVallee provide their readers with a careful selection of chapters that explore the idea of critical and transformative leadership for a democratic conception of education, focusing on a range of related themes in understanding the dimensions of cultural and organizational change. A crucial volume focusing on aspects of the critique of neoliberal globalization in education and a needed book that insightfully combines critique and robust analysis with a utopian and positive agenda for critical transformation.” – Michael A. Peters, University of Waikato (NZ) and University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign, USA) “This edited volume is the result of an amazing critical transformative program in educational leadership and policy studies chaired by João M. Paraskeva. Paraskeva and LaVallee produced an important contribution to a timely topic that provides clear evidences that the free market model of education it is not a hope for good public education. This book is not only important to US educators but it is really crucial for educators all over the world. What is analyzed in this book is taking place in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.” – Alvaro Moreira Hypolito, University Federal de Pelotas, Brasil
Categories: Education

The Handbook of the Evolving Research of Transformative Learning

The Handbook of the Evolving Research of Transformative Learning

Graduate Research School, James Cook University, Australia. LaCava, D. S. (2002). ... The theory and practice of transformative learning: A critical review.

Author: Kathleen P. King

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781607522027

Category: Education

Page: 349

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Associate Editor: Seamus King This handbook is a much expanded version of the original Learning Activities Survey published by Dr. Kathleen P. King of Fordham University in 1998. Based on her ground breaking research in this field where she used a mixed methodology research approach to study transformative learning, the book will provide a model of research, firsthand perspective of how research design develops, reprints of articles based on the related research and specific assistance in conducting further research in this area. Over 50 studies around the world have been conducted base on King’s original research, and her work has extended across more than 12 studies since the original publication. Moreover, this volume is a vital research companion book to King’s popular book, Bringing Transformative Learning to Life (Krieger, 2005). Based on our history with the prior edition (it is sold out); this book will have wide appeal among adult education human resource development, psychology and counseling researchers, students, professors, and practitioners, and it serve as an excellent textbook or personal introduction studies of foundations of adult learning, applied research or transformative learning. Professors and students of adult learning, counseling, human resource development, staff development, educational administration and leadership, psychology and other social sciences use this as a guide for research studies especially in the area of adult learning and/or transformative learning. Readers will find that this handbook provides an overview of King’s transformative learning research dating back to 1997, a manual for use of the research tools, a research methodology and an approach to open new vistas of research. The first manual (published in 1998) is now out of print and this 10th anniversary edition not only fills the gap, but also continues where it stopped. This handbook delineates the original model and the expanding and evolving research which has developed from 1997 to 2008. More than a manual, instead this book uses a variety of formats to accomplish this goal: reflection, formal discussion, instructions, technical information, personal and learner stories, selected research articles, and several modified forms of the original Learning Activities Survey (LAS) instrument.
Categories: Education

Research Methods for Librarians and Educators Practical Applications in Formal and Informal Learning Environments

Research Methods for Librarians and Educators  Practical Applications in Formal and Informal Learning Environments

Leading this transformation is the professional expertise of school librarians, certified through a program of university graduate education, who possess ...

Author: Ruth V. Small Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440849633

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 310

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Using an innovative, real-world approach that makes the research problem and method relevant and valuable to the reader, this book provides a broad overview of research methods used in library and information studies and associated fields. • Explains the complex topic of research methodology and statistics in simple, straightforward language • Provides examples that help clarify key concepts and points and answer potential questions • Supplies guidance with practical applications, allowing readers to see how research methods may be applied to specific situations
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

International Perspectives on Designing Professional Practice Doctorates

International Perspectives on Designing Professional Practice Doctorates

... which include the following: (1) research funding, (2) research development, (3) the role of ... and transformative approaches to doctoral supervision.

Author: Valerie A. Storey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137527066

Category: Education

Page: 288

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An outcome of international conferences on the professional practice doctorate has been a continuing conversation amongst scholarly practitioners focused on addressing challenges and issues being encountered concerning in the number and variety of professional practice doctorates in the twenty-first century. These conversations have resulted in a proliferation of programs utilizing a variety of pedagogical models focused on practicing professionals undertaking research and development in the workplace. Grounded by critical friend theory, contributions from scholar practitioners in Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, USA, and Wales address trends and themes in international professional practice doctoral programs. These include how knowledge is produced, organized, developed and used; doctoral program design; program capstone models; insider- outsider collaborative research partnerships; and collaborative ways to work across national boundaries in different settings.
Categories: Education

Appreciative Inquiry Approaches to Organizational Transformation

Appreciative Inquiry Approaches to Organizational Transformation

positions , participated in postdoctoral research fellowships , and served on ... Research Methods for undergraduate , postgraduate and doctoral students .

Author: Bhattacharya, Sudipto

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522596776

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 277

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As organizations continue to develop and adapt in today’s modern society, various approaches have begun to emerge as managers look for the best techniques to improve company performance. Appreciative inquiry is the practice of maintaining a positive and optimistic environment within the workplace, and it’s a concept that has transformed many corporations as it spread across the globe. Understanding this powerful shift in employee perception requires considerable research on how appreciative inquiry is affecting various companies worldwide. Appreciative Inquiry Approaches to Organizational Transformation provides emerging research that serves to increase the productivity of individuals and organizations exponentially by sharing case studies from organizations where appreciative inquiry has been implemented successfully as well as best practices that can benefit organizations and common pitfalls that can be avoided by becoming more vigilant. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as individual execution, productivity, and occupational solutions, this book is ideally designed for managers, practitioners, corporate professionals, executives, researchers, educators, and students.
Categories: Business & Economics

Transformational Learning Experiences

Transformational Learning Experiences

A Conversation with Counselors about Their Personal and Professional ... I also find it challenging to engage in solitary research practices and to engage ...

Author: Michelle Kelley Shuler

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780761868088

Category: Education

Page: 214

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The authors presented here allowed themselves to be vulnerable as they shared their own unique journeys and experiences that led them to be the counselor they are today, in the hopes that they may inspire others on their own unique journeys towards becoming a counselor who transforms lives.
Categories: Education

Practice Driven Research on Enterprise Transformation

Practice Driven Research on Enterprise Transformation

PhD thesis, Technische Universit ̈at M ̈unchen, M ̈unchen, Germany (2010) 18. Frank, U.: Multi-perspective ... Addison-Wesley Professional Computing Series.

Author: Frank Harmsen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642167690

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 217

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This volume constitutes the proceedings of the Second Working Conference on Practice-Driven Research on Enterprise Transformation (PRET), held in Delft, The Netherlands, on November 11, 2010. PRET acts as a platform to bridge the gap between theory and practice, and strives for synergy and cross-fertilization between industry and academia. Thus all authors have been asked to combine theory and practice by using real-life case studies and referring to practical experiences. The 9 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 24 submissions, and are grouped in three sections on situational transformation; portfolio, program and project management; and enterprise architecture to align business and IT.
Categories: Business & Economics

Transformative Teacher Research

Transformative Teacher Research

Apelgren earned her PhD from Reading University, UK. ... the editorial board of Personal Construct Theory & Practice (PCTP) and country representative for ...

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789463002233

Category: Education

Page: 185

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The aim of this book is to bring teacher research to the centre of attention in educational research. Knowledge generated by researching teachers and teacher researchers—often in collaboration with university researchers—identifying new and innovative research methodologies and theories, feeds directly back into theorising practice and the practice of theory that is necessary to improve student learning.
Categories: Education

Social Media and the Transformation of Interaction in Society

Social Media and the Transformation of Interaction in Society

In 2008, he received scholarship on post-doctoral research at the Laboratory of Electronic Media ... while continuing his professional production practice.

Author: Sahlin, John P.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466685574

Category: Social Science

Page: 301

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The availability of various technological platforms enables individuals to feel a deeper sense of connectivity and contribution to their social circles and the world around them. This growing dependence on social networking platforms has altered the ways in which society functions and communicates. Social Media and the Transformation of Interaction in Society is a definitive reference source for timely scholarly research evaluating the impact of social networking platforms on a variety of relationships, including those between individuals, governments, citizens, businesses, and consumers. Featuring expansive coverage on a range of topics relating to social media applications and uses across industries, this publication is a critical reference source for professionals, educators, students, and academicians seeking current research on the role and impact of new media on modern society. This publication features authoritative, research-based chapters across a range of relevant topics including, but not limited to, computer-mediated communication, nonprofit projects, disaster response management, education, cyberbullying, microblogging, digital paranoia, user interaction augmentation, and viral messaging.
Categories: Social Science