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Social Media Research - Modultafeln of TU Ilmenau

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module properties module number 200841 - common information
module number200841
departmentDepartment of Economic Sciences and Media
ID of group2554 (Media Psychology and Media Design)
module leaderProf. Dr. Nicola Döring
languageEnglisch
term ganzjährig
previous knowledge and experience

Students have a strong interest in psychology of digial media and psychology of technology and at least basic knowledge of social research methodology (study design, data collection, data analysis). Students have completed the course "Academic Skills in Communication Science".

learning outcomeAfter
attending the seminar, students understand the relevance of psychology of digital
media and psychology of technology for communication science. They know the
current state of research of a selected field of psychology of digital media or
psychology of technology. They understand the basics of a psychology-focused
research process in communication science (professional competence).

After working
on the bi-weekly research tasks, students know how to design and manage an
empirical research process, prepare instruments of data collection and collect
and analyze data. They are able to conduct more sophisticated research projects
including all the main steps of the empirical research process on their own (methods
competence).

After giving
the presentation, students can present the results of their own psychology of
digital media and psychology of technology research in oral form in an
APA-compliant fashion (methods competence).

After
writing the research report, students can present the results of their own
psychology of digital media and psychology of technology research in written
form in an APA-compliant fashion (methods competence).

After working on the bi-weekly research tasks, the
presentation, and the research report, students can plan the time for a
research task, motivate themselves to work on a research task, and assess the
achievement of a research task (self-management competence).
contentFrom the perspective of communication science, both the psychology of digital media and the psychology of technology are relevant fields of research, as they are intertwined with many different types of communication (e.g., health communication, political communication, sexual communication, social campaigns, advertising, education, entertainment, news, citizen journalism etc.) and communication technologies (e.g., Web 2.0, social media, immersive virtual reality, video games).

The aim of the *module* is twofold: (1) Students look into the current state of a selected field of psychology of digital media or psychology of technology (e.g., health communication or sexuality-related communication on YouTube, Twitter, Twitch, or TikTok), and they (2) conduct their own empirical studies from start to finish. Relevant methods can be quantitative content analysis, interviews, surveys, and laboratory experiments (depending on the applicability). The research seminar prepares students for their Master thesis projects.

media of instruction and technical requirements for education and examination in case of online participation

Moodle, Texts, Slides, Internet Links, Videos

https://moodle2.tu-ilmenau.de/course/view.php?id=3641

https://moodle2.tu-ilmenau.de/course/view.php?id=3643

 

Technical prerequisites:

-        webcam (720p/HD),

-        microphone,

-        access to internet (at least 4 MBit/s for HD quality),

computer that is powerful enough to run the web conference software (WebEx)

literature / references

Literature list will be provided in the course of the module

evaluation of teaching
Details reference subject
module nameSocial Media Research
examination number250018
credit points15
SWS6 (0 V, 6 Ü, 0 P)
number of semesters2 Liste der SWS-Verteilungen
on-campus program (h)67.5
self-study (h)382.5
obligationobligatory module
examexamination performance with multiple performances
details of the certificateDas Modul Social Media Research mit der Prüfungsnummer 250018 schließt mit folgenden Leistungen ab:
  • alternative semesterbegleitende Prüfungsleistung mit einer Wichtung von 50% (Prüfungsnummer: 2500601)
  • alternative semesterbegleitende Prüfungsleistung mit einer Wichtung von 50% (Prüfungsnummer: 2500602)

Details zum Abschluss Teilleistung 1: - active participation in class

- bi-weekly research tasks

- oral presentation

- written research report
Details zum Abschluss Teilleistung 2: - active participation in class

- bi-weekly research tasks

- oral presentation

- written research report

alternative examination performance due to COVID-19 regulations incl. technical requirements
signup details for alternative examinationsDie Anmeldung zur alternativen semesterbegleitenden Abschlussleistung erfolgt über das Prüfungsverwaltungssystem (thoska) außerhalb des zentralen Prüfungsanmeldezeitraumes. Die früheste Anmeldung ist generell ca. 2-3 Wochen nach Semesterbeginn möglich. Der späteste Zeitpunkt für die An- oder Abmeldung von dieser konkreten Abschlussleistung ist festgelegt auf den (falls keine Angabe, erscheint dies in Kürze):
To obtain the actual deadlines for this course, plaese navigate to the course details in the degree program.
maximum number of participants
Details in degree program Master Media and Communication Science 2021
module nameSocial Media Research
examination number250018
credit points15
on-campus program (h)67
self-study (h)383
obligationelective module
examexamination performance with multiple performances
details of the certificateDas Modul Social Media Research mit der Prüfungsnummer 250018 schließt mit folgenden Leistungen ab:
  • alternative semesterbegleitende Prüfungsleistung mit einer Wichtung von 50% (Prüfungsnummer: 2500601)
  • alternative semesterbegleitende Prüfungsleistung mit einer Wichtung von 50% (Prüfungsnummer: 2500602)

Details zum Abschluss Teilleistung 1: - active participation in class

- bi-weekly research tasks

- oral presentation

- written research report
Details zum Abschluss Teilleistung 2: - active participation in class

- bi-weekly research tasks

- oral presentation

- written research report

alternative examination performance due to COVID-19 regulations incl. technical requirements
signup details for alternative examinationsDie Anmeldung zur alternativen semesterbegleitenden Abschlussleistung erfolgt über das Prüfungsverwaltungssystem (thoska) außerhalb des zentralen Prüfungsanmeldezeitraumes. Die früheste Anmeldung ist generell ca. 2-3 Wochen nach Semesterbeginn möglich. Der späteste Zeitpunkt für die An- oder Abmeldung von dieser konkreten Abschlussleistung ist festgelegt auf den (falls keine Angabe, erscheint dies in Kürze):
To obtain the actual deadlines for this course, plaese navigate to the course details in the degree program.
maximum number of participants