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COM 249: Mass Media and Mass Culture   Tags: communication, mass media, popular culture  

An examination of the interplay between the technology and content of the mass communication media and culture.
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Developing A Research Topic

 

Conducting Background Research

Before you can begin to develop your research topic, you need to understand the communication theory that you want to research.

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Guide to Developing a Good Research Question

Refer to this guide as you develop your initial research topic. Expect to refine your topic as you learn more about it.

 

Read About the Communication Theory

Before you decide on a research topic, you need a good understanding of the communication theory that you choose to write about.
This is background information, the basic information on which you will build the rest of your research. Use GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY, in addition to your textbook, to find important information about the theory.

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Having Trouble Coming Up With Ideas?

Having trouble coming up with a research topic? Browse some books on your topic to help generate some ideas.
These subject terms will help you find books like the ones listed here.

mass media and the arts
mass media and youth - united states
mass media - political aspects
mass media - social aspects
popular culture
social networks

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Understanding Fandom
Call Number: HM646 .D84 2013

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Teens, TV and Tunes
Call Number: PN1992.6 .G735 2012

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