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Political bias: a look into the college classroom

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dc.contributor.advisor Jarman, Jeffrey en_US
dc.contributor.author Harvell, Lindsey Anne
dc.date.accessioned 2007-12-05T20:00:09Z
dc.date.available 2007-12-05T20:00:09Z
dc.date.copyright 2007 en
dc.date.issued 2007-05
dc.identifier.other t07020
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10057/1137
dc.description Thesis (M.A.)--Wichita State University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, The Elliott School of Communication en
dc.description.abstract This study examines the effects of political bias on students‟ willingness to speak out. Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann‟s Spiral of Silence theory is used to test this. Convenience sampling is used in order to gain an undergraduate sample of students at a mid-sized Midwestern university. Thirty-Three students participated and were rewarded extra credit for doing so. It was concluded that students do not see political bias as much of an issue to be concerned about. Students also feel that if they choose to speak out, they will have specific reasons for doing so and feel as though the professor has a profound impact on whether or not they will speak out. Students do not mind political leakage occurring as long as the discussion does not monopolize class time and it is relevant to the class material. There were different levels of silencing that occurred with these students. Future research should focus on differences that could affect the silencing of the students en
dc.format.extent viii, 65 leaves. en
dc.format.extent 383256 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.rights Copyright Lindsey Anne Harvell, 2007. All rights reserved. en
dc.subject.lcsh Electronic dissertations en
dc.title Political bias: a look into the college classroom en
dc.type Thesis en

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