Penn State: University Libraries publishes ‘Art History Dissertations’ online bibliography

Penn State: University Libraries publishes ‘Art History Dissertations’ online bibliography. “The bibliography represents more than a year of collecting, collating, amending and researching art history Ph.D. dissertations submitted to CAA [College Art Association] since 1980. With more than 6,000 dissertations from more than 80 North American institutions, the data set presents a rich area of study for the ways in which the art history field has evolved over the last 40 years.”

Tugging at the heartstrings? : examining discrete emotion in nonprofit Twitter messages and its effect on pass along behavior (U Texas Austin)

A Doctor of Philosophy dissertation from the University of Texas at Austin: Tugging at the heartstrings? : examining discrete emotion in nonprofit Twitter messages and its effect on pass along behavior. “The inclusion of emotional content is important in message virality, however, only very limited research exists on the types of emotional content that is included in nonprofit Twitter messages. Therefore, relevant data and descriptive frameworks are essential to helping us understand how nonprofit organizations are using microblogging sites to engage with their target audiences. This research takes a first step in this regard to investigate the effect that emotion can have on pass along behavior. Using Social Sharing of Emotion (Rime Finkenauer, Luminet, Zech, and Philippot, 1998, Rime 2009) as the theoretical foundation, this dissertation specifically examines nonprofit usage of discrete emotion and its effect on pass along behavior.” In this case I admit I did not read the […]

Research: How the Science Dissertation May Be Changing

An interesting look at how the science dissertation may be changing. “Not every dissertation has to be a monograph. That’s what disciplinary associations in the humanities have been saying for years, as they advocate for a broader definition of what constitutes the doctoral capstone. But what about the natural sciences? New research from North Carolina State University suggests that math- and science-oriented institutions are seeing a big shift toward article-style dissertations, and that the trend is likely to continue.”