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Blasi, Brigida; Romagnosi, Sandra; Bonaccorsi, Andrea – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
University rankings have raised huge interest in the social sciences because of their methodological foundations and impact. Rankings have also gained popularity in the media system. In this article we analyze the coverage offered by the media to the Italian Research Evaluation exercise--VQR 2004-2010. Even though this evaluation did not have…
Descriptors: Universities, Achievement Rating, Institutional Characteristics, Reputation
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Saraisky, Nancy Green – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2016
One of the most basic and obvious sources of data for education policy analysis is text. This article discusses content analysis as an important part of the methodological toolbox for elucidating patterns and trends about education policy. Focusing specifically on media, I show how media content analysis can produce nuanced insights about the ways…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Content Analysis, Educational Trends
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Rijsdijk, Ian-Malcolm – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2016
Twenty years after South Africa's first democratic elections, what is the state of film and media studies education at the country's higher education institutions? The article examines several key debates, from calls for the decolonisation of curricula to the tension between internationalisation and local research in local media industries. Is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Film Study, Media Research
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Prody, Jessica M. – Communication Teacher, 2016
Greenwashing is defined as "the act of misleading consumers regarding the environmental practices of a company or the environmental benefits of a product or service" (UL Environment, 2013). As "green living" has become a marketable concept, and desirable consumers seek to enact a green identity, more companies are utilizing…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Advertising, Consumer Economics, Marketing
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Yettick, Holly – Educational Researcher, 2015
Most members of the American public will never read this article. Instead, they will obtain much of their information about education from the news media. Yet little academic research has examined the type or quality of education research and expertise they will find there. Through the lens of gatekeeping theory, this mixed-methods study aims to…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Peer Evaluation, Expertise, Scholarship
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Tang, K. S. – Science Education International, 2015
In light of profound socio-economic and technological changes, the research from New Literacies has raised fundamental questions on the nature of literacy in the way we read, write, and communicate. Yet, in science education, research in literacy has been largely restricted to the domain of print-oriented academic language. This paper aims to set…
Descriptors: Science Education, Educational Practices, Scientific Literacy, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Cooper, Amanda – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2014
Alongside a growing interest in knowledge mobilization (trying to increase the connection between research, policy and practice) there has been a transformation of how knowledge is produced, accessed and disseminated in light of the internet and social media strategies. Few studies have explored the use of social media for research dissemination.…
Descriptors: Online Systems, Social Networks, Mass Media Use, Research Reports
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Piazza, Peter – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2014
The context for education policy making has changed dramatically in recent years. Policymaking at the state-level has become characterized by near-unprecedented enactment of neo-liberal education policies, increased influence of so-called Education Reform Advocacy Organizations (ERAOs) and increased challenges to unions' political influence. In…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Educational Policy, Criticism, Political Influences
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Tokunaga, Robert Shota – Human Communication Research, 2013
This article extends theory on the deficient self-regulation (DSR) of Internet use and media habits by integrating predictors relevant to technology use. It introduces novelty perceptions of a technology and flow as conditions that increase the likelihood of experiencing DSR and media habits. An experiment, with between- and within-subjects…
Descriptors: Internet, Change, Social Behavior, Self Control
Portnoy, Felix – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This dissertation examined the effect of search type, ad saliency, and ad repetition on the perception of online banner advertisements. In the first study, 48 student participants conducted simulated search tasks using mixed factorial design where search type (known-item vs. exploratory) was manipulated within-subject and the banner saliency level…
Descriptors: Advertising, Electronic Publishing, Media Research, Eye Movements
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Gentile, Douglas A.; Nathanson, Amy I.; Rasmussen, Eric E.; Reimer, Rachel A.; Walsh, David A. – Family Relations, 2012
Research on parental monitoring of children's media use suggests parents can reduce the negative effects of media exposure on children, although this research is rarely conducted with elementary school children and leaves open questions about whether parents or children are better reporters. Participants were 1,323 children, their parents, and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Media Research, Marital Status, Violence
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Tan, Kok Eng; Yen Abdullah, Melissa Ng Lee; Guan Saw, Kim – Literacy, 2012
The literacy practices of many communities today show new ways of meaning making in the contemporary, technological and digital culture. A number of Malaysian adolescents belong to this culture. This pilot study reports the preliminary findings of a larger study aimed at describing the online activities of Malaysian adolescents. Fifty-four…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Internet, Adolescent Attitudes
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Smitka, Julie A. M. – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2012
A visual and theatrical exercise anchored in the Grades 11 and 12 Ontario Curriculum for Media Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies was enacted and recorded as individual experiences of each participant. The event was re-mastered in a graphic representation that depicts the forces, pushes and pulls of curriculum and students' needs which educators…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Photography, Grade 11
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Pascoe, C. J. – Theory Into Practice, 2012
A lack of good information about what youth are doing with new media stimulates fears and hopes about the relationship between young people and digital technologies. This article focuses on new modes of inquiry into youth new media use, highlighting the challenges, complexities, and opportunities inherent in studying young people's digital…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Educational Innovation, Young Adults, Ethics
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Friesen, N.; Lowe, S. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2012
Facebook and other social media have been hailed as delivering the promise of new, socially engaged educational experiences for students in undergraduate, self-directed, and other educational sectors. A theoretical and historical analysis of these media in the light of earlier media transformations, however, helps to situate and qualify this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Electronic Learning, Television
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