ICT 610 Graduate Student Poster Presentations


In Fall 2016, Dr. Brandi Frisby, Associate Professor in the Instructional Communication and Research (ICR) program in the School of Information Science made arrangements for her Information Communication Technology (ICT) graduate class, ICT 610: Exploring and Analyzing ICTs: Methodological Approaches, to present their final research projects to faculty and staff. Guests were able to interact with the presenters and engage in one-on-one questions and answer sessions.




Professor Frisby is also a faculty advisor for Presentation U!, which is a multimodal communication center that offers tutoring for students and support services for faculty. Many thanks to Presentation U! for printing the seven ICT graduate students' conference posters. 




Mr. Nick Tatum, co-instructor of the course gave lectures on interviewing, sampling, and survey design, in addition to instruction on how to infer data and display results visually and textually. Click here to view his profile


The poster presentations included were:

  • "Information Communication Technologies Effect on Fundraising," by Elizabeth Bishop;


  • "Drones versus the Diffusion of Innovation," by William Sexton;


  • "Virtual Communities on Reddit: Why use them?" by Matthew Taylor;


  • "Students' use of Manual vs. Online Resources in Final Projects," by Abolaji Filani;


  • "ICTs in College Athletics: The use of Social Media from Head Coaches," by Xavier Humphrey;


  • "The Influence of the Digital Divide on Privacy Policy Awareness and Comprehension," by Michael Morgan; and


  • "Text Me So I Know You're Alive," by Clay Watson. 





About ICT 610: Exploring and Analyzing ICTs: Methodological 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 students with a sophisticated understanding of the philosophy, theory, design, and analysis of both qualitative and quantitative research in communication. During this course students will be exposed to a variety of methodological designs and statistical procedures to allow you to complete your own research projects during their time as a graduate student here at the University of Kentucky.

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 students 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. The professor of this course is Dr. Brandi Frisby. Click to view her profile in our faculty directory