ICT 310 Expl & Analyz Icts: Method Approaches

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are pervasive in our increasingly global society and, importantly, have the potential to improve lives and society. This course is designed to provide you with a sophisticated understanding of the philosophy, theory, design, and analysis of both qualitative and quantitative research in communication. During this course you will be exposed to a variety of methodological designs and analyses. Using a variety of methods ranging from the foundational (e.g., interviews, surveys) to cutting edge (e.g., big data analysis, geospatial mapping) and readings from a variety of contexts (e.g., education, healthcare, risk and crisis), this course is designed to equip you with the research and methodological tools to understand how ICTs affect individuals, relationships, groups, organizations, social movements, and policies and to use these methodological tools in applied settings.

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