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The interrelationship between choice of course of study abroad and participation in online social networks

Raeisi, A 2014, The interrelationship between choice of course of study abroad and participation in online social networks , PhD thesis, University of Salford.

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Abstract

This thesis examines how the choice of course of study abroad interrelates with participation in online social networks, and provides an application of semiotics to research in choice and decision making in higher education and information systems research. The study itself is justified by the increasing need to consider students’ choice of course of study as a separate phenomenon from their choice of institution or host country. Alongside the adoption of a more nuanced view of student selection, the author also recognises the need to understand the role of online social networks within the decision-making process for selecting higher education courses. This work adopts an interpretivist philosophy and utilises a comparative case study method, drawing upon semi-structured interviews with international MBA students in addition to relevant documentation. The thesis finds a strong interplay between the choice of course of study abroad and participation in online social networks.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Themes: Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
Schools: Schools > Salford Business School
Depositing User: Arash Raeisi
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2014 17:00
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2015 23:04
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/30947

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