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SOCU 4001 Honours

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A research tool that will assist you to design research projects and understand the methods behind them. Browse or search across books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, journal articles and videos.

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  • Blending qualitative and quantitative research methods in theses and dissertations
  • Communication theory and research
  • Conversation analysis and discourse analysis

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  • An Australian story: media and memory in the making of ANZAC day, Sharon Mascall-Dare, Ph.D, University of South Australia, 2013 Access
  • Participatory communication and listening: an exploratory study of organisational listening competency, J. Burnside Lawry, PhD, RMIT University, 2010 Access


ProQuest Dissertations and Theses

ProQuest allows you to search across records for over 2.7 million theses, a significant proportion of which are from USA and Canadian institutions. Most are available as full text online.

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  • Impacts of communicating secondary risks on risk reduction responses: the case of nanoparticle-formulated sunscreen, Christopher L. Cummings, Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 2013 Access


  • Dialectic of gloom: how the press survived the Great Recession of 2008, after slashing its wrists and writing its own obituary, Brian Gorman,Ph.D., Carleton University (Canada), 2013 Access

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