Research Papers/Topics in Communication Studies

THE ROLE OF PARTICIPATORY COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IN DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAMS(A CASE STUDY OF NAWIRI PROGRAMS IN ISIOLO COUNTY)

Community participation is the active engagement of people in solving their developmental problems and it is essential for the success of developmental programs. For community participation to happen all stakeholders need to be part and parcel of the process from the beginning to the end. The community members who are the major stakeholders should be actively involved and engaged in the order they can air out their issues and concerns to possess a meaningful impact and outcome. It is goo...

Influence of Socio-Demographic Variables and Television Broadcast on European Football Leagues Followership Among Football Fans in Ibadan Nigeria

The industry of Sports, and in particular, football, has become a veritable avenue to keep societies alive especially in recent years around the world. The objective of this study was to examine the Influence of Socio-Demographic Variables and Television Broadcast on European Football followership among fans in Ibadan, South West Nigeria.The research design involved a mixed-method approach, with the use of both qualitative and quantitative techniques. 

THE IMPACT OF PUBLIC RELATIONS ON THE INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIP OF THE MANAGEMENT AND STAFF OF UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN

TABLE OF CONTENTSTitle Page iCertification iiApproval Sheet iiiDedication ivAcknowledgements vList of Tables viList of Appendices viiTable of Contents viiiAbstract xCHAPTER ONE1.1 Introduction 11.2 Historical Background 31.3 Statement of the Problem 111.4 Research Questions 141 .5 Aims and Objective of the Study 151 .6 Scope of the Study 161 .7 Clarification of Terms Used 17CHAPTER TWO2.1 The Concept of Public Relations 182.2 Communication as a Major Tool of Public Relations 232.3 Crisis ...

Driving the Local Government Concept in Ghana Through Effective Public Relations: A Case of Ku-masi Metropolitan Assembly

The Local Government Administration in Ghana is growing in terms of scope and functions and communication plays a key role in this process in creating understanding and mutually beneficial relationships with all stakeholders. This communication function is handled by the Public Relations Units that is a submit unit of the Complains and Public Relations Sub-Committee established by ACT 936 Section 26 of the Local Government Act 2006. It is in this context it is important to carry out a timely ...

Smart Phone Use for Learning: A Study On University of Ghana Students

ABSTRACT This study was designed to find out the use of smartphones for learning among students at the University of Ghana. The main objectives pursued by this study were to investigate the adoption factors most relevant in student use of a smartphone as a learning tool, and also to investigate the role of educators (lecturers) in students’ resolution to learning via smartphones, as well as investigate factors that inhibit the use of smartphones as a learning tool. In accomplishing the obj...

Indigenization Paradigm: A Must Shift for Akwa Ibom Broadcasting Corporation (AKBC) Television Programme Content

Television is a conduit for cultural learning, through which the mass society are constantly reminded of their cultural heritage. This paper examined the programming content of Akwa Ibom Broadcasting Corporation (AKBC) television based on the indigenization paradigm with particular interest on the use of indigenous language. It was aimed at determining the percentage of local to foreign content as well as ascertaining the level to which the cultural objectives of the National Broadcasting Com...

The Relevance of Information Communication Technology to the Teaching of Islamic Studies in Upper Basic Schools in Asa Local Government Area

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background to the Study           This research emerge as a result of the researcher’s observation on the use of information communication technology in teaching Islamic studies in upper basics schools. The scope of the subject is very wide to be covered within the period of classroom lessons which needs the use of computer in order to have adequate knowledge about the content by the students.           Information Communication Technology has a...

Foreign News In The Ghanaian Press: A Content Analysis Of The Daily Graphic And The Ghanaian Times

ABSTRACT This study examined the coverage the presses in Ghana give to events that occur in foreign countries through a content analysis of sampled editions of the Daily Graphic and the Ghanaian Times in 2013. The study employed quantitative research method in the collection and analysis of data from 614 selected editions of the two newspapers. The findings of the study revealed that lingual affinity (common or shared official language) was a critical determinant of countries receiving cover...

News Determinants in Commercial and Public Radio Stations: A Study of Joy F.M and Uniiq F.M.

ABSTRACT “What is news?” How do journalists as producers and purveyors of news determine what news is? This study sought answers to these age-old questions by examining newsroom practices in a commercial and public radio station in Ghana, which is, Joy FM and Uniiq FM respectively. Underpinned by the theories of gate keeping, ownership and news values, the study sought to interrogate the continuing relevance of traditional hegemonic views about news determinants. This study argued that t...

An Investigation Into Some Of The Factors Which Influence Students’ Performance In Mathematics In Public Secondary Schools In Embu West District, Embu County, Kenya

The research addressed the factors that could influence performance in Mathematics in public secondary schools in Embu West District. It aimed at determining the teacher, student and school-related factors that influence performance in mathematics in the district. The study adopted descriptive research design. The target population was mathematics teachers and Form Three students. Stratified sampling technique was used to select fourteen (14) public secondary schools: 4 for boys, 4 for g...

The Growth Of Personal Branding In Ghana: Motivations And Practices

ABSTRACT Personal branding is gradually gaining attention in Ghana as various business executives, job seekers, celebrities and politicians apply the concept to their career and political lives. The knowledge of this concept is, however, heavily informed by self-help materials written and produced by non-academic writers and so-called experts on the topic. Empirical studies in this area of branding are lacking. This study uses interview data from people in the management teams of five famous...

Internal Communication Strategies In The Oil Industry: A Study Of Tullow Oil Ghana Limited

ABSTRACT This study was to explore how employees of Tullow Oil Ghana communicated and exchanged information within the organization. The channels used, the exact strategies employed to achieve effective internal communication as well as the role it played in accomplishing goals and objectives of the organization were particularly focused on. Open-ended interviews with six employees from six different departments sought answers from informants while allowing useful insights. The majority of t...

A Framework For Mobile Health Care Delivery In Developing Nations: A Case Study Of Nigeria

Abstract Health systems in developing nation especially low and low-middle income countries is characterised with numerous challenges which ranges from inefficient health information system, poor health delivery system, mortality and morbidity rate of disease and ailments, inadequate health manpower etc. The growth of ICT especially in developing nations has been on the increase bringing about a lot of invention amongst which mobile technology is one. Mobile technology as a significant ICT t...

Optimization of 4G by Advanced Carrier Aggregation Strategies

Abstract In long term evolution-advanced (LTE-A) networks, the carrier aggregation technique is incorporated for user equipment’s to simultaneously aggregate multiple component carriers (CCs) for achieving higher transmission rate. By combining five component carriers, each of 20 MHz, we can extend the bandwidth to 100 MHz and hence also can achieve high data rates of the order of 1Gbps. Many research works for LTE-A systems with carrier aggregation configuration is carried out in th...

Integrated Models For Information Communication Systems And Networks: Design And Development

The text is divided into two broad sections. Section 1 deals with Networks and Information processes, while Section 2 is dedicated to chapters on Information Communication and Engineering. The first section consists of chapters one (1) through eight (8), with chapter one serving as an introductory piece. The second section is made up of the remaining eleven chapters from chapter nine to nineteen. Most of the chapters in this second part are in the field of communications with two in the area ...


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