This study employs a mixed method, sequential explanatory design strategy, one in which the interpretation of the quantitative data is weighted more heavily than that of the qualitative data, to record social media usage among Assyrian Christian Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who were held in the Asti 2 IDP camp in Ankawa, Iraq, from 2014 to 2017. Through a quantitative survey instrument and a series of oral interviews, this study explores the social media habits of 315 respondents, paying particular attention to types of social media applications used, attitudes of the IDPs towards the useful of SMA in making the world aware of their plight and resolving their displacement.
|Commitee:||Keeler, John D., Pfeiffer, Markus|
|Department:||Communication & the Arts|
|School Location:||United States -- Virginia|
|Source:||DAI-B 79/09(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Behavioral psychology, Middle Eastern Studies, Web Studies, Mass communications|
|Keywords:||Assyrian, IDP, Internally displaced persons, Iraqi Christian, Nineveh, Social media|
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