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COMM5630M
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Communication and Public Opinion, 2017/18, Semester 2
Prof. Katrin Voltmer
k.voltmer@leeds.ac.uk
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Asher, Herbert (2001) Polling and the public : what every citizen should know, 5th edition. Washington: CQ Press. Chapter 4 available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Bryant, Jennings, Zillmann, Dolf (2002) Media Effects: Advances in Theory and Research. Mahwah: Erlbaum.

Dearing, James W., Rogers, Everett M. (1996) Agenda-setting. London: Sage. Chapter 1 available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Entman, Robert M. (2004) Projections of power : framing news, public opinion, and U.S. foreign policy. Chicago: Chicago University Press.

Herbst, Susan (1998) Reading public opinion : how political actors view the democratic process. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Herbst, Susan (1993) Numbered voices : how opinion polling has shaped American politics Chicago/London: University of Chicago Press.

Iyengar, Shanto (1991) Is anyone responsible? : how television frames political issues. Chicago: Chicago University Press.

McCombs, Maxwell, Shaw, Donald, Weaver, David (eds.) (1997) Communication and democracy : exploring the intellectual frontiers in agenda-setting theory. . Mahwah: Erlbaum.

McQuail, D. (2005) McQuail's Mass Communication Theory, 5th edition. London: Sage. Chapter 15 available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Mutz, Diana C. (1998) Impersonal influence : how perceptions of mass collectives affect political attitudes. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Chapter 7 available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Mutz, Diana C., Sniderman, Paul M., Brody, Richard A. (eds.) (1996) Political persuasion and attitude change. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Noelle-Neumann, Elisabeth (1993) The spiral of silence : public opinion, our social skin, 2nd edition. Chicago/London: University of Chicago Press.

Price, Vincent (1992) Public opinion. Newbury Park/London: Sage.

Splichal, Slavko (1999) Public opinion : developments and controversies in the Twentieth Century. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

Online Course Readings

Windahl, Sven, (1992) Chapter 6: Multi-Step Flow Approaches. FROM: Windahl, Sven, Using Communication Theory. An Introduction to Planned Communication. pp.51-82. London: Sage. Available as an Online Course Readings in the VLE

Livingstone, Sonia, (1996) Mass Media and Society. FROM: Curran, James, On the continuing problem of media effects. v.2. pp.305-324. London: Arnold. Available as an Online Course Readings in the VLE

Zaller, John R, (1992) Basic processes of "attitude change". FROM: Zaller, John R, The Nature and Origins of Mass Opinions. pp.118-150 . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Available as an Online Course Readings in the VLE

Moses, Jonathon W, (2007) chapter 3: The experimental method. FROM: Moses, Jonathon W, Ways of Knowing. Competing Methodologies in Social and Political Research. pp.53-69. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Available as an Online Course Readings in the VLE

Deacon, D, (1999) Chapter 3: Selecting and Sampling. FROM: Deacon, D, Researching Communications: A practical guide to methods in media and cultural analysis. pp.40-61. London: Arnold. Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Zaller, J, (1996) The myth of massive media impact revived: New support for a discredited idea. FROM: Mutz, D, Political persuasion and attitude change. pp.17-78. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

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