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  • 1.
    Abrahamsson, Elise
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Pratbubblan: den röda tråden: En studie av Karlstads Stadsnäts visuella kommunikation2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to investigate whether Karlstad City Fiber Network visual elements in the form of a pair of speech bubbles fit into the organization's holistic external communication and branding. The study examines whether Karlstad City Fiber Network image of the organization and the speech bubbles match the stakeholders view and how the visual elements are perceived and recognized by stakeholders. The theory associated with the study is theories of corporate visual identity, image, identity and branding and visual communication. These three elements are important to be aware of when a generation of an effective external communications. Qualitative interviews with employees at Karlstad City Fiber Network and Karlstad municipality has undertaken to give an idea of ​​what the organization wants to achieve and what their opinions are. Karlstad City Fiber Network wants stakeholders to perceive the brand building marketing records as playful, with a twinkle in his eye and inviting to dialogue while the direct information shall be straight and free of jargon. The organization wishes that stakeholders see them as a safe choice as well as local and accessible for inhabitants of Karlstad. Karlstad City Fiber Network sees it as a great advantage to be taken of Karlstad Municipality, which also welcomes the urban network is municipal. Through focus group interviews with Karlstad City Fiber Network stakeholders, the inhabitants of Karlstad, it has emerged that the speech bubbles is not recognized, but it is only when the speech bubbles is put into a context, such as newspaper or newsletter that it can be linked to anything that advocates the municipality of Karlstad and dialogue. It is concluded that corporate visual identity is the link between the visual and the context of an organization's marketing. Stakeholders see Karlstad City Fiber Network as a credible organization that is simple yet eye-catching newsletters, but believe that their marketing is somewhat vague and confusing.

  • 2.
    Abrahamsson, Emilia
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT, Department of Media and Communication Studies.
    Renhult, Elena
    Fräsch och strukturerad med attityd: Ett examensprojekt om tidningslayout2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    AbstractPresentation of the problem: The goal with this graduation project is to produce a new visual concept for the student newspaper Campus, this will be expressed in the form of page templates. The page templates will have a visual concept that appears through graphical elements. The client's wishes were that the student newspaper should be audience appropriate, attractive, inviting, reliable, modern and functional to work with.Theory: In order to implement the wishes and in a good way produce a consistent visual concept, we took a starting point in theory of graphic design. This theory has taken many of its principles from aesthetic theory, and therefore have we also used aesthetics to provide a deeper theoretical aspect. The principles we used in graphic design is; how to create a unity in the layout by using basic elements such as text, images, and white space. We have also looked at alignment-, form-, color-, contrast-, typography- and placement principles. The principles we have applied from aesthetics are color repetition, color contrasts, balance, visual harmony and depth.Method: The empirical studies consisted of a qualitative content analysis of student newspapers, followed by a focus-group study with respondents from the Campus newspaper target group. The purpose of the two studies was to, via a content analysis, get a general picture of the design language that is used on the market today. This, combined with theory, helped us to create a visual expression that stands outside the general form. It was done in four different dummies, these dummies were discussed by the focus-group.Results: Our first empirical study showed how student newspapers are designed today. With support of theory, the functioning principles was sorted out and used in the four dummies. During the focus-group analysis, opinions about the dummies were presented. We could therefore see what the respondents wanted in the page templates. Together with the client's wishes and analysis from the empirical studies, a new concept developed. It will be perceived as clean and structured together with attitude.

  • 3.
    Adelswärd, Viveka
    et al.
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Sparrman, Anna
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Child Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Cromdal, Jakob
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Child Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Evaldsson, Ann-Carita
    Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning. Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences.
    Den väsentliga vardagen2009In: Den väsentliga vardagen: Några diskursanalytiska perspektiv på tal, text och bild, Stockholm: Carlssons , 2009, 1, 9-12 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Här ger arton forskare som alla varit doktorander till professor Karin Aronsson sin beskrivning av olika former av vardagliga fenomen. Det handlar om hur människor i olika sammanhang samspelar och skapar mening. Gemensamt för de författare som bidrar i boken är att de är eller har varit doktorander vid Institutionen Barn och tema Kommunikation, vid Linköpings universitet. Sedan mitten av 1980-talet har institutionen erbjudit en dynamisk forskningsmiljö för personer med intresse för samtal, kulturella uttryck och socialt liv i och utanför institutionella sammanhang.

  • 4.
    Agin, Sol
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Communication without borders: A quantitative study on how mobility and a cosmopolitan self-identity affect Swedish expatriates communication patterns with friends.2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to find out how Swedish voluntary migrants communicate with friends in three different groups: friends that resides in the same country as the respondent currently lives in, friends in Sweden, friends in other countries around the globe and whether or not individual mobility, demographic factors or a sense of global citizenship affect the chosen mean of communication. The reason behind the study is to introduce a previously unstudied area into the field of geographically based media studies and hopefully contribute to a deeper understanding of the role played by different means of communication in shaping the dynamics of global friendship. The theoretical approach in this study will be from three different outlooks, migration, polymedia (including the second-level digital divide) and cosmopolitanism.

    The study is based on data from the Institute for Society, Opinion and Media (SOM) and their survey questionnaire sent out to Swedish expatriates during fall 2014 / winter 2015, also known as Utlands-SOM. The total number of respondents are 2268. The study starts with basic frequencies to find out which media that are the most prominent, then binary logistic regressions have been made. The total number of dependent variables are 21 and these have then been analysed from seven independent variables; age, gender, education, travel patterns, years spent abroad, number of countries lived in and whether or not the respondent consider himself/herself being a cosmopolitan. This generates a total of seven tables (one for each media) with three models in each (contact with friends in current country of residency, contact with friends in Sweden and contact with friends in other parts of the world).

    Amongst Swedish expatriates, e-mail and Facebook are the two most popular media for keeping in touch with friends, regardless of the friends location. The most significant demographic variable is age. Usage of video call, text message, chat, Facebook and other social media tend to decrease with age. Every year spent abroad decreases the communication with friends in Sweden, but increases the communication in the current country of residency. The number of countries lived in have a positive effect on communication with friends in other parts of the world. Cosmopolitan self-identity is found to be most significant when communicating with friends in other parts of the world, and it also affects e-mail the most. Level of education, which in previous studies have been found closely linked to a cosmopolitan identity, is found to have no significant correlation. Arguably, this is explained by the other means of communications negative relationship with the variable.

  • 5.
    Ahlqvist, Olivia
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
    Social stereotypisering på sociala medier: En kvalitativ studie om hur män tolkar kvinnliga stereotyper på Instagram2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Tidigare studier av (Bailey et al, 2013) beskriver att vanligt förekommande är: kvinnor som söker uppmärksamhet från män, genom att lägga upp sexualiserade bilder av sig själva på sociala nätverksplatser. Med detta sagt hade forskarna som mål att öka förståelsen för hur unga kvinnor tolkar dessa kvinnors stereotypiska självrepresentationer på Facebook (ibid). Till följd av ett intresse för studien ville jag ta reda på hur istället män får erfara kvinnliga stereotyper på sociala nätverksplatser. Syftet med min undersökning var således att utforska hur kvinnliga stereotyper på Instagram kan förstås. Forskningsdeltagarna i min studie var totalt 10 män uppdelade i semistrukturerade fokusgrupper. Teman och stimulimaterial valdes ut efter de kännetecken som Baileys studie menar att denna stereotypiska kvinnliga självrepresentation innefattar (Bailey et al, 2013). Resultatet visade bland annat att männen betraktade den kvinnliga självporträtteringen som oäkta och tolkade den som ett sätt för kvinnor att övertyga andra och sig själva, om att de lever åtråvärda liv. Det fanns även en enighet om att självporträtteringen är typisk för just kvinnor. Åsikterna var varierande i den yngre och äldre gruppen om huruvida det är fördelaktigt eller ej med denna typ av kvinnliga instagramprofiler när de är öppna för allmänheten. Samtliga män i den yngre gruppen, menade att en kvinna med en stängd profil är mer åtråvärd. Detta på grund av att det visar att personen i fråga inte är lika beroende av vad andra tycker. En äldre forskningsdeltagare menade istället raka motsatsen. Det vill säga att en stängd profil med samma innehåll tyder på osäkerhet och rädsla för potentiella elaka kommentarer från allmänheten. Utifrån svaren blev det tydligt att det fanns några återkommande teman i resultat och analys, vilka var: äkthet, normativitet och påverkan. 

  • 6.
    Ahlsén, Elisabeth
    et al.
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Wengelin, Åsa
    Aphasia and text writing2009In: International journal of language and communication disorders, ISSN 1368-2822, E-ISSN 1460-6984, Vol. 28, no 1Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 7.
    Al Moubayed, Samer
    et al.
    KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Speech, Music and Hearing, TMH, Speech Communication and Technology. KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Centres, Centre for Speech Technology, CTT.
    Beskow, Jonas
    KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Speech, Music and Hearing, TMH, Speech Communication and Technology. KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Centres, Centre for Speech Technology, CTT.
    Öster, Ann-Marie
    KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Speech, Music and Hearing, TMH, Speech Communication and Technology. KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Centres, Centre for Speech Technology, CTT.
    Salvi, Giampiero
    KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Speech, Music and Hearing, TMH, Speech Communication and Technology. KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Centres, Centre for Speech Technology, CTT.
    Granström, Björn
    KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Speech, Music and Hearing, TMH, Speech Communication and Technology. KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Centres, Centre for Speech Technology, CTT.
    van Son, Nic
    Ormel, Ellen
    Virtual Speech Reading Support for Hard of Hearing in a Domestic Multi-Media Setting2009In: INTERSPEECH 2009: 10TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION 2009, BAIXAS: ISCA-INST SPEECH COMMUNICATION ASSOC , 2009, 1443-1446 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper we present recent results on the development of the SynFace lip synchronized talking head towards multilinguality, varying signal conditions and noise robustness in the Hearing at Home project. We then describe the large scale hearing impaired user studies carried out for three languages. The user tests focus on measuring the gain in Speech Reception Threshold in Noise when using SynFace, and on measuring the effort scaling when using SynFace by hearing impaired people. Preliminary analysis of the results does not show significant gain in SRT or in effort scaling. But looking at inter-subject variability, it is clear that many subjects benefit from SynFace especially with speech with stereo babble noise.

  • 8.
    Alanko, Rosanna
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. Prosthetics and Orthotics.
    Oskarsson, Tina
    Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. Prosthetics and Orthotics.
    Kommunikation mellan patient och ortopedingenjör: En kvalitativ studie2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    En studie har genomförts med syftet att undersöka diabetespatienters tolkning av informationen som ges av deras respektive ortopedingenjör under ett patientmöte samt undersöka vad ortopedingenjören anser sig ha förmedlat för information till patienten under patientmötet. Metoden i studien är kvalitativ där intervjuer med semistrukturerade öppna frågor har använts. I studien ingick två ortopedingenjörer samt två diabetespatienter. Efter avslutade intervjuer har materialet från intervjuerna analyserats och bildat kategorier. Dessa kategorier har sedan använts för att finna skillnader samt likheter mellan ortopedingenjörens och patientens tolkningar. Patientmötens har spelats in för att få möjligheten att se vart missförstånd uppstått. Genomgående i resultatet var att ortopedingenjören anser sig ha förmedlat mer information än vad patienten beskriver under intervjuerna. Några missförstånd upptäcktes men kommunikationen mellan parterna var god.  

  • 9.
    Albinsson, Gunilla
    et al.
    Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    Arnesson, Kerstin
    Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden.
    How critical can you be as an on-going evaluator?2010In: International Journal of Action Research, ISSN 1861-1303, E-ISSN 1861-9916, Vol. 6, no 2-3, 256-287 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article discusses experiences of on-going evaluation within a project funded by the EU Structural Funds. A question that is particularly illus-trated is how we, as on-going evaluators, have handled the dilemma be-tween closeness and involvement in the project in relation to distance and a critical approach. This dilemma is standard within action- and interac-tive research, and becomes particularly evident in a concrete reality within a project. The problem is important to illustrate, especially considering the fact that the on-going evaluation task is politically governed, that is, the EU requires that the customary evaluation be replaced with an on-going evaluation. Furthermore, on-going evaluation finds itself in a developmen-tal phase, where discussions are carried on about how to define the con-cept, and also on how the role as an on-going evaluator should be worked out. A possible outcome of this could be that the on-going evaluation be-comes far too uncritical, or critical, and with that cannot come up to ex-pectations. In this article the assumption is that the task of the on-going evaluator is to follow the development in a project, vis-á-vis established goals, with the purpose of creating practice-relevant knowledge. We also discuss the balancing that exists between being supportive of progress, giving constructive criticism, and not being regarded as far too critical. After having worked in an innovative development project for two years, we have been strengthened in our understanding that the interactive re-search approach, concept usage, theoretical connection and methodologi-cal knowledge constitute imperative demands, in order to handle the changes between closeness and distance.

  • 10.
    Aldsjö, Matilda
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies, JMK.
    Ahmed, Nada
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies, JMK.
    Ett (o)frivilligt uppkopplat liv: En kvalitativ studie om individers sociala medier vanor.2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Skulle du kunna leva utan din mobiltelefon? Det var en av frågorna som ställdes när denna studie genomfördes. Syftet med detta examensarbete var att undersöka hur individer reflekterar över sin aktivitet på sociala medier och hur beroende individer är av att uppdatera sig. Detta gjordes i en kvalitativ forskningsstudie. Studien tittade närmare på sociala mediers inverkan på individers liv. I studien diskuterades vilka för- och nackdelar sociala medier har bidragit med, hur stort behov individer känner för att ständigt vara uppkopplade på sociala medier. Känslan ”fear of missing out” var signifikant för vad studiens respondenter känner när det kommer till uppdatering på sociala medier. Studien utgick från teorin uses and gratifications, utifrån den reflekterades det över hur den kan kopplas till dagens sociala medier-samhälle. För att ha möjligheten att se samband och diskutera ett fenomen användes fenomenologi som teoretiskt angreppssätt. Den generella slutsatsen blev att individernas huvudsakliga syfte för att använda sociala medier är för att kommunicera. Det kom inte direkt som en chockande nyhet. Studien bekräftar det tidigare studier sagt men klargör ännu tydligare att mobiltelefonen på många sätt den viktigaste pryl vi äger.

    Den här studien handlar om livet med mobiltelefonen fastklistrad i handen och varför vi är beroende av den. 

  • 11.
    Algotsson, Victoria
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
    Lundberg, Kajsa
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
    Är Facebook den nya tidens politiska kanal?: En stude om påverkan genom Facebook2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    During the last years social media have developed and become a place where all kind of people can meet and interact with each other without any kind of physical contact to one another. We belive that this development also has made it easier for political parties and organisations to spread their propaganda to the people that uses social media without them knew from whom the information is coming. With this in mind we decided to do a study about the social media Facebook and how the users of Facebook think they are being influenced by political propaganda from organisations and private persons.

     

    In our study we decided that we wanted to know why our respondents are using Facebook, if they have payed attention to two political questions, one international question and one national question, that have been noticed recently and if they feel that they are being influenced of political propaganda when they are using Facebook.

     

    We have concluded that our respondents, depending on how old they are, do feel that they are being influenced by political propaganda when they are using Facebook. We have also noticed that the younger part of our respondents feel that they are using Facebook because their friends do it and that they have noticed the international political question more than the national political question. In the older category of respondents the reason of why they are using Facebook was to maintain a conection with their friends and they had noticed the national political question more than the international political question. 

  • 12.
    Allström, Andreas
    Linköping University, Department of Science and Technology, Communications and Transport Systems. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
    Highway Traffic State Estimation and Short-term Prediction2016Licentiate thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Traffic congestion is increasing in almost all large cities, leading to a number of negative effects such as pollution and delays. However, building new roads is not a feasible solution. Instead, the use of the existing road network has to be optimized, together with a shift towards more sustainable transport modes. In order to achieve this there are several challenges that needs to be addressed. One challenge is the ability to provide accurate information about the current and future traffic state. This information is an essential input to the traffic management center and can be used to influence the choices made by the travelers. Accurate information about the traffic state on highways, where the potential to manage and control the traffic in general is very high, would be of great significance for the traffic managers. It would help the traffic managers to take action before the system reaches congestion and limit the effects of it. At the same time, the collection of traffic data is slowly shifting from fixed sensors to more probe based data collection. This requires an adaptation and further development of the traditional traffic models in order for them to handle and take advantage of the characteristics of all types of data, not just data from the traditionally used fixed sensors.

    The objective of this thesis is to contribute to the development and implementation of a model for estimation and prediction of the current and future traffic state and to facilitate an adaptation of the model to the conditions of the highway in Stockholm. The model used is a version of the Cell Transmission Model (CTM-v) where the velocity is used as the state variable. Thus, together with an Ensemble Kalman Filter (EnKF) it can be used to fuse different types of point speed measurements. The model is developed to run in real-time for a large network. Furthermore, a two-stage process used to calibrate the model is implemented. The results from the calibration and validation show that once the model is calibrated, the estimated travel times corresponds well with the ground truth travel times collected from Bluetooth sensors.

    In order to produce accurate short-term predictions for various networks and conditions it is vital to combine different methods. We have implemented and evaluated a hybrid prediction approach that assimilates parametric and non-parametric short-term traffic state prediction. To predict mainline sensor data we use a neural network, while the CTM-v is ran forward in time in order to predict future traffic states. The results show that both the hybrid approach and the CTM-v prediction without the additional predicted mainline sensor data is superior to a naïve prediction method for longer prediction horizons.

  • 13.
    Allvin, Karin
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
    Lunnegård, Martin
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
    08/21/2013: En framingstudie av nyhetsrapporteringen kring gasattacken i Syrien2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna uppsats har undersökt hur tre globala nyhetskanaler, Al Jazeera English, CNN international och Russia Today English rapporterar om den påstådda gasattacken i Syrien den 21:a augusti 2013. Syftet var att undersöka och identifiera vilka frames som respektive kanal använder sig av samt hur de behandlar uppsatsens tre frågeställningar, A) Vad har hänt? B) Vem är ansvarig? och C) Hur bör man agera?. Studien har utgått ifrån tidigare forskning och teorier om begreppet framing och dess olika variationer så som generic/issue specific, visual framing etc. Empirin som analyserades var videoskevenser från respektive nyhetsstations Youtubekanal, totalt analyserades 21 st videoklipp d.v.s. sju per kanal. Metoden som användes baseras på Baldwin Van Gorps modell för framinganalys framlagt i boken Doing News Framing Analysis: Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives (2010) i kapitlet Strategies to Take Subjectivity Out of Framing Analysis (s.84–109). Studien fann att nyhetskanalerna använde sig av totalt sex st dominarande frames in sin rapportering, mänsklig lidande, oklarhet, konspiratorisk, brott och straff, internationellt ingripande, militärstrategi. Utifrån dessa identifierade frames behandlades de ovan nämnda frågeställningarna och studien fann att det fanns en stor skillnad på hur de olika kanalerna valde att rapportera om och kring händelsen. Slutligen finns rekommendationer för vidare forskning om ämnet och tankar om hur en sådan studie skulle kunna utformas. 

  • 14.
    Allwood, Jens
    University of Gothenburg.
    Bodily communication dimensions of expression and content2002In: Multimodality In Language And Speech Systems, Dordrecht: Springer, 2002, Vol. 19, 7-26 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 15.
    Allwood, Jens
    et al.
    Department of Linguistics, University of Göteborg, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Ahlsén, E.
    Learning how to manage communication, with special reference to the acquisition of linguistic feedback1999In: Journal of Pragmatics, ISSN 0378-2166, Vol. 31, no 10, 1353-1389 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study has two parts. The first part gives a theoretical overview of what a child has to learn in order to manage communication, whereas the second part provides a longitudinal case study. The case study shows how a child, from the age of 1 year and 8 months to the age of 3 years and 3 months, learns how to use different means for interacting in order to make contextually relevant communicative contributions. We can see how such aspects of his communication as mean length of utterances (MLU), use of onomatopoeia, communicative gestures, and informative actions develop in interaction with each other. A more specific study of linguistic feedback (feedback morphemes and repetitions) shows the development in different activities of the use of feedback. The role of the linguistic feedback system in language acquisition is also discussed. ©1999 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

  • 16.
    Allwood, Jens
    et al.
    SSKKII Interdisciplinary Center, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Ahlsén, E.
    Multimodal intercultural information and communication technology - A framework for designing and evaluating multimodal intercultural communicators2009In: Multimodal corpora : from models of natural interaction to systems and applications / [ed] Michael Kipp, et al, Berlin: Springer, 2009, Vol. 5509 LNAI, 160-175 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The paper presents a framework, combined with a checklist for designing and evaluating multimodal, intercultural ICT, especially when embodied artificial communicators are used as front ends for data bases, as digital assistants, as tutors in pedagogical programs or players in games etc. Such a framework is of increasing interest, since the use of ICT across cultural boundaries in combination with the use of ICT by persons with low literacy skills is rapidly increasing. This development presents new challenges for intercultural ICT. A desideratum for interculturally sensitive artificial communicators is a generic, exportable system for interactive communication with a number of parameters that can be set to capture intercultural variation in communication. This means a system for a Generic, Multimodal, Intercultural Communicator (a GMIC). ©Springer-Verlag 2009.

  • 17.
    Allwood, Jens
    et al.
    University of Göteborg, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Cerrato, L.
    Jokinen, K.
    Navarretta, C.
    Paggio, P.
    The MUMIN coding scheme for the annotation of feedback, turn management and sequencing phenomena2007In: Language resources and evaluation, ISSN 1574-020X, E-ISSN 1574-0218, Vol. 41, no 3-4, 273-287 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper deals with a multimodal annotation scheme dedicated to the study of gestures in interpersonal communication, with particular regard to the role played by multimodal expressions for feedback, turn management and sequencing. The scheme has been developed under the framework of the MUMIN network and tested on the analysis of multimodal behaviour in short video clips in Swedish, Finnish and Danish. The preliminary results obtained in these studies show that the reliability of the categories defined in the scheme is acceptable, and that the scheme as a whole constitutes a versatile analysis tool for the study of multimodal communication behaviour. ©2008 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

  • 18. Allwood, Jens
    et al.
    Cerrato, Loredana
    KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Speech, Music and Hearing, TMH. KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Centres, Centre for Speech Technology, CTT.
    Jokinen, Kristiina
    Navarretta, Costanza
    Paggio, Patrizia
    The MUMIN coding scheme for the annotation of feedback, turn management and sequencing phenomena2007In: Language resources and evaluation, ISSN 1574-020X, E-ISSN 1572-0218, Vol. 41, no 3-4, 273-287 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper deals with a multimodal annotation scheme dedicated to the study of gestures in interpersonal communication, with particular regard to the role played by multimodal expressions for feedback, turn management and sequencing. The scheme has been developed under the framework of the MUMIN network and tested on the analysis of multimodal behaviour in short video clips in Swedish, Finnish and Danish. The preliminary results obtained in these studies show that the reliability of the categories defined in the scheme is acceptable, and that the scheme as a whole constitutes a versatile analysis tool for the study of multimodal communication behaviour.

  • 19.
    Allwood, Jens
    et al.
    Göteborgs Universitet, Kollegium SSKKII, Tvärvetenskapligt Ctr. K., Sweden.
    Cheadle, M.
    Green, A.
    Interactive acquisition of terminology describing job applicants in job advertisements1999In: Human IT, ISSN 1402-1501, E-ISSN 1402-151X, Vol. 3, no 2Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    There are several computer based job classification systems for the labour domain and the purpose of which mainly is to enable search and to collect statistics. The systems typically encode information about the job, the workplace, the employer, the salary, necessary education and experience, duration, hours, need for a driving licence etc. But actual job advertisements, for example such that can be found in the Swedish Job Bank, a set of web pages containing information about job vacancies provided by AMS, the Swedish government agency for labour market activities, often contain requirements that are not included in these classification schemes; the applicant should enjoy working with people, be able to pick up new things quickly or be creative. In an effort to extend existing schemes we have developed a taxonomy of properties like these and a computer tool that can be used to analyse text based on the categories in the taxonomy. The tool can also be used to construct future taxonomies. In this work, we will present the taxonomy, the computer tool and some results based on using the tool. This paper has three purposes; the first is to present a taxonomy of personal properties of job applicants in job advertisements, the second is to present a tool that can be used both to develop such a taxonomy and to analyse text using the taxonomy, and the third is to describe some results of having used the tool and the taxonomy to analyse job advertisements.

  • 20.
    Allwood, Jens
    et al.
    SCCIILL Interdisciplinary Center, Department of Applied IT, University of Gothenburg, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Chindamo, M.
    Ahlsen, E.
    On identifying conflict related stances in political debates2012In: Proceedings - 2012 ASE/IEEE International Conference on Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust and 2012 ASE/IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, SocialCom/PASSAT 2012, 2012, 918-925 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this paper is to discuss some problems in identifying stances and the features that express these stances in televised political debates where there is conflict escalation. The study is based on an analysis of video-recorded political debates in different European languages (Italian (1), German (2) and US-American English (1)) and consists of a qualitative analysis of the videos in order to understand the similarities and differences in the use of social signals for stances in conflict situations in a similar setting (televised political debate) in three western cultures. ©2012 IEEE.

  • 21.
    Allwood, Jens
    et al.
    Department of Linguistics, Göteborg University, Box 200, 40530 Göteborg, Sweden.
    Kopp, S.
    Grammer, K.
    Ahlsén, E.
    Oberzaucher, E.
    Koppensteiner, M.
    The analysis of embodied communicative feedback in multimodal corpora: A prerequisite for behavior simulation2007In: Language resources and evaluation, ISSN 1574-020X, E-ISSN 1574-0218, Vol. 41, no 3-4, 255-272 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Communicative feedback refers to unobtrusive (usually short) vocal or bodily expressions whereby a recipient of information can inform a contributor of information about whether he/she is able and willing to communicate, perceive the information, and understand the information. This paper provides a theory for embodied communicative feedback, describing the different dimensions and features involved. It also provides a corpus analysis part, describing a first data coding and analysis method geared to find the features postulated by the theory. The corpus analysis part describes different methods and statistical procedures and discusses their applicability and the possible insights gained with these methods. ©2007 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

  • 22.
    Allwood, Jens
    et al.
    SSKKII/SCCIIL, Dept. of Applied IT, Chalmers and University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Lindström, N. B.
    Lu, J.
    Intercultural dynamics of fist acquaintance: Comparative study of Swedish, Chinese and Swedish-Chinese first time encounters2011In: Universal access in human-computer interaction : 6th International Conference, UAHCI 2011, held as part of HCI International 2011, Orlando, FL, USA, July 9-14, 2011, proceedings / [ed] Constantine Stephanidis, Berlin: Springer, 2011, Vol. 6768 LNCS, no PART 4, 12-21 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Today, intercultural first acquaintance meetings are becoming more and more frequent. The aim of this study is to describe, analyze and compare Swedish, Chinese and Swedish-Chinese first acquaintance interactions. Our focus lies on a classification of the topics in mono- and intercultural first-time encounters. The analysis is based on 12 arranged face-to-face first acquaintance interactions between Chinese-Chinese, Swedish-Swedish and Swedish-Chinese students (4 of each dyad). The interactions are video-recorded and transcribed. In addition, semi-structured interviews with the participants have been conducted to get a better understanding of their communication. The method of activity-based communication analysis is used to analyze the data. The result of the study is a classification and a cross-cultural comparison of topics and the order of their occurrence in first time encounters. In addition, the study sheds light on the similarities and differences between Chinese and Swedish communication patterns. ©2011 Springer-Verlag.

  • 23.
    Allwood, Jens
    et al.
    Department of Linguistics University of Göteborg, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Nivre, J.
    Ahlsén, E.
    On the semantics and pragmatics of linguistic feedback1992In: Journal of Semantics, ISSN 0167-5133, E-ISSN 1477-4593, Vol. 9, no 1, 1-26 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper is an exploration in the semantics and pragmatics of linguistic feedback, i. e. linguistic mechanisms which enable the participants in spoken interaction to exchange information about basic communicative functions, such as contact, perception, understanding, and attitudinal reactions to the communicated content. Special attention is given to the type of reaction conveyed by feedback utterances, the communicative status of the information conveyed (i. e. the level of awareness and intentionality of the communicating sender), and the context sensitivity of feedback expressions. With regard to context sensitivty, which is one of the most characteristic features of feedback expressions, the discussion focuses on the way in which the type of speech act (mood), the factual polarity, and the information status of the preceding utterance influence the interpretation of feedback utterances. The different content dimensions are exemplified by data from recorded dialogues and by data given through linguistic intuition. Finally, two different ways of formalizing the analysis are examined, one using attribute-value matrices and one based on the theory of situation semantics. ©1992 N.I.S. Foundation (1992).

  • 24.
    Allwood, Jens
    et al.
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Regmi, B. N.
    Dhakhwa, S.
    Uranw, R. K.
    An activity based spoken language corpus of Nepali2012In: 2013 International Conference Oriental COCOSDA Held Jointly with 2013 Conference on Asian Spoken Language Research and Evaluation, O-COCOSDA/CASLRE 2013, 2012, 24-29 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Language is used for communication and communication facilitates social activities. If we want to capture this, linguistic investigation has to be carried out within a wider context. Examination of linguistic communication in a wider context shows that it is multimodal. In order to study naturalistic multimodal communication using a corpus, the corpus should contain a combination of recordings, documentation, and transcription of multimodal communication from different social activities in naturalistic settings, preserving unedited conversation. This paper presents a brief account of the principles, methodology, current status, and preliminary findings, based on an incrementally growing and multimodal activity based spoken language corpus of Nepali. ©2012 IEEE.

  • 25.
    Allwood, Jens
    et al.
    Department of Linguistics, Göteborg University, Göteborg, Sweden .
    Traum, D.
    Jokinen, K.
    Cooperation, dialogue and ethics2000In: International journal of human-computer studies, ISSN 1071-5819, E-ISSN 1095-9300, Vol. 53, no 6, 871-914 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper describes some of the basic cooperative mechanisms of dialogue. Ideal cooperation is seen as consisting of four features (cognitive consideration, joint purpose, ethical consideration and trust), which can also to some extent be seen as requirements building on each other. Weaker concepts such as ‘coordination’ and ‘collaboration’ have only some of these features or have them to lesser degrees. We point out the central role of ethics and trust in cooperation, and contrast the result with popular AI accounts of collaboration. Dialogue is also seen as associated with social activities, in which certain obligations and rights are connected with particular roles. Dialogue is seen to progress through the written, vocal or gestural contributions made by participants. Each of the contributions has associated with it both expressive and evocative functions, as well as specific obligations for participants. These functions are dependent on the surface form of a contribution, the activity and the local context, for their interpretation. We illustrate the perspective by analyzing dialogue extracts from three different activity types (a travel dialogue, a quarrel and a dialogue with a computer system). Finally, we consider what kind of information is shared in dialogue, and the ways in which dialogue participants manifest this sharing to each other through linguistic and other communicative behaviour. The paper concludes with a comparison to other accounts of dialogue and prospects for integration of these ideas within dialogue systems.

  • 26.
    Alm, Agnethe
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Ronnebäck, Tove
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    På flykt till gränskontrollernas land: En studie om hur flyktingar gestaltas i Dagens Nyheter och Sydsvenskan2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In the autumn of 2015 a huge amount of refugees were on the run to Sweden. The news media described the situation as a refugee crisis and border controls were initiated. The aim of this study was to examine how two Swedish newspapers, one national and one local, portrayed refugees at the time when the border controls were initiated in Sweden. The questions examined were: How are the refugees portrayed, what are the similarities and differences between Dagens Nyheter and Sydsvenskan’s portrayal of the refugees? To approach this we made two different analysis of reports from each newspaper, three from Dagens Nyheter and two from Sydsvenskan. We did a framing analysis on the text and a semiotic analysis on the pictures.

    Findings show that the portrayal of refugees are very similar in both newspapers. The refugees are described as inferior, but at the same time brave, well-educated and hopeful. We also found that refugees often are portrayed as “the others” and the citizens of Sweden are portrayed as “we”. Although the similarities outweighs, we found some interesting differences in the newspapers portrayal of the refugees. For example, in Dagens Nyheter the hopefulness is combined with a positive and joyful approach, while Sydsvenskan describes the hope with an uncertainty and concern about the future.

  • 27.
    Alm, Lisa
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering.
    Birgersson, Patrik
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering.
    Kommunikation & Utveckling inom proAros2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Problem:

    proAros har en idébank som är framarbetad av utvecklingsenheten för att främja idégenerering och nytänkande inom organisationen. Problemet är att idébanken inte används av de anställda. Hemsidan har blivit marknadsförd, men ändå verkar ingen använda sidan för att lämna sina idéer. Under studien framkommer det att många av de anställda inte vet om idébankens existens och att en bristande kommunikation råder inom hela organisationen.

    Syfte:

    Syftet med denna uppsats är att få svar på frågan varför idébanken inte används av de anställda inom proAros samt hur man kan lösa de kommunikativa hinder som uppstår vid informationsspridning inom organisationen.

    Metod:

    De metoder som används i denna uppsats är dels kvalitativa intervjuer men även kvantitativa enkätundersökningar bland anställda inom proAros. Blandningen av djupgående intervjuer och enkäter har sedan lett till slutresultatet. Vi har även använt oss av benchmarking, då vi besökt en annan organisation och där intervjuat en person, för att sedan jämföra deras system med proAros eget.

    Slutsats:

    proAros intranät är en databas som ska användas och vara tillgänglig för alla anställda inom proAros organisation, även idébanken ligger i anslutning till intranätet och nås via intranätets förstasida. Vår studie har visat att alla anställda inte har tillgång till intranätet samt att både intranätet och idébanken trots sin enkelhet kan vara svåra att manövrera. De anställda inom organisationen har heller inget behov av att använda sig av intranätet eller idébanken i sitt dagliga arbete. Vår slutsats är att för att få ett fungerande intranät och en fungerande idébank måste ett behov skapas hos de anställda för att i sitt vardagliga arbete besöka både intranätet och idébanken.

    Slutsatsen i praktiken:

    proAros ledare kan använda sig av de slutsatser som framkommit i uppsatsen för att förbättra och utveckla idébanken samt kommunikationen i organisationen.

  • 28.
    Alsbäck, Marie K
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Teacher Education, Child and Youth Education, Special Education, and Counselling.
    Täljeblad, Elaine
    Umeå University, Faculty of Teacher Education, Child and Youth Education, Special Education, and Counselling.
    Hur kommunicerar man i skolan utan verbalt tal?2007Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I denna studie är syftet att undersöka hur kommunikationen fungerar för ett barn, i detta fall en flicka, som har diagnosen Cerebral pares, och dessutom saknar verbalt tal. Vi vill även undersöka hur skolan har lagt upp sin strävan att uppfylla läroplanens mål genom att inkludera en elev med ett funktionshinder. De frågor vi avsåg att besvara med studien var: Använder man med någon speciell metod för att stödja kommunikationen hos ett barn som har diagnosen Cerebral pares, och som saknar verbalt tal? Vilka fördelar respektive nackdelar finns för denna elev med att gå i en vanlig klass? Våra metoder består av observationer av eleven i olika miljöer i skolan samt intervjuer med tio personer där de intervjuade har god kännedom om den funktions¬hindrades kommunikativa förmåga. Fallstudien genomfördes på en skola i en kommun i norra Sverige. Resultatet av studien visar att metoden Move and Walk fungerar bra för denna flicka. Det framkom även i studien att elevassistenten har en viktig funktion för att stödja flickans kommunikativa utveckling. Vidare visade resultatet på att det fanns både fördelar och nackdelar för det aktuella barnet med att gå i vanlig klass. Den stora fördelen är att ett gott samspel kan utvecklas mellan flickan och klasskamraterna. De nackdelar som framkommit är bland annat att det höga tempot i skolan gör att barnet ibland har svårt att hinna med de aktiviteter som andra barn, utan detta handikapp, lättare klarar av.

  • 29.
    Amao, Shade
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics and Media.
    Mattsson Wallin, Frida
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics and Media.
    Härliga Härjedalen?: En studie om medborgares uppfattningar om Härjedalens kommuns arbete med kommunikation2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The role of a municipality is to make sure that their citizens are pleased and that the community is constantly evolving. The number of municipalities that are actively working with their communication is increasing as well as the municipalities acknowledging the opportunities with social media. The municipality of Härjedalen is facing different challenges while at the same time not having a presence on social media. It is, therefore, interesting to explore how the municipality work to further develop their community. The aim of this study is to highlight and problematize a group of Härjedalen’s citizens’ different views and opinions on their municipality, their work with communication and the function of the community in general. It strives to understand the citizen’s expectations on the municipality and research how big the support for the organization’s use of social media is. Four focus groups with the citizens of the municipality were held for this study and were furthermore analyzed with the help of Grunig and Hunts models on Public Relations, Habermas theory of communicative action and Sztompkas theory on trust. The study shows that the citizens in general have negative views on the municipality and their communication. They perceive it as unmodern, difficult to understand and that the municipality lack a dialogue with its citizens. Moreover, they would prefer that the municipality began to use social media as it would lead to a better communication between the two parties. The results imply that for communities to function well it is important for them to actively work with their communication. They also show how digital platforms are popular among the citizens of Härjedalen and that organization’s in the public sector should utilize them for their success.

  • 30.
    Andersson, Amanda
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics and Media, Media and Communication Studies.
    Eriksson, Ida
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics and Media, Media and Communication Studies.
    Den transparenta polismyndigheten: En fallstudie av ungdomspolisen på Ålands Facebookanvändande2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Social media creates new conditions around both individuals and organizations. This means that organizations need to adjust their communication efforts to reach their target group. Therefore, it is central to the authorities to start using social media to reach their target group when the usage of social media increases. The purpose of this study is to identify how a specified police group communicate through social media to their stakeholders. We have chosen to do a case study on a specific group of police – The Youth Police and study how they communicate through social media to their stakeholders. The study aims to answer the following questions: How does the police communicate on social media? How does the Youth Police communicate through their Facebook page? And for what purposes are the Youth Police using the Facebook page? To answer these questions, we have used two methods - observation and interviews. The collected material is then analysed in the light of the theoretical framework, where we describe public relations, Schneider's communication models and different strategies for authorities on social media. The overall results obtained by this study is that the Youth Police do not have a specific strategy for how they communicate, but the police have their own ways of writing and thus form an unspoken individual strategy. Their purpose with this Facebook page is to make the police more transparent, which they do through Facebook posts where they inform, show their work and have a dialogue with their target group. The Youth Police had initially adolescents as a target group, but along with the passage of time, their target group has changed into the parents of the adolescents and the public instead. The conclusion from the analysis is that the authorities, who use social media, have to choose the right platform to reach their target group.  Social media is also a great tool for maintaining relationships and creating an understanding of the police work, which in turn can lead to improved relations between the police and their target group.

  • 31.
    Andersson, David
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Media and Communication Studies.
    Lundberg, Sebastian
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication, HLK, Media and Communication Studies.
    Idyllen som blev en mordplats: En kvalitativ innehållsanalys av Aftonbladets och Nya Lidköpings-Tidningens rapportering kring försvinnandet och mordet på Lisa Holm2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 32.
    Andersson, Felicia
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Media and Communication Science.
    Kibe, Linnea
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Media and Communication Science.
    Kommentarers påverkan på journalisterna: En studie om hur publikens interaktion via webben påverkar journalisterna och  hur det i sin tur påverkar journalistiken.2014Student paper second term, 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Efter digitaliseringens framfart är det numera enkelt att som mediekonsument kommunicera med journalister och dess mediehus. Den här undersökningen fokuserar på hur publiken påverkar journalister i interaktionen via webben och hur det i sin tur påverkar journalistiken. Vi kom fram till att journalistiken inte påverkas av publiken i stor utsträckning. Men den ändras ibland på grund av rädsla för arga kommentarer eller påhopp. Interaktionen påverkar också journalistiken genom att nyheter skapas genom tips, råd och användarskapat innehåll. På så sätt har mediekonsumenter till viss del en inverkan på journalistiken.

  • 33.
    Andersson, Frida
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    Borg, Mickaela
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Media and Journalism.
    "Man sitter i knät på varandra": en studie om relationen mellan modebloggare och modejournalister2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 34.
    Andersson, Jessica
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies.
    Faser och teman i en hiphopares liv: Berättelser om hiphop som ungdomskultur2005Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 20 points / 30 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This is a narrative study of the hiphop culture as a youth culture. The aim has been to understand how and why young people in middle-sized Swedish towns become hiphopers and also how they look at themselves as members of the hiphop culture.

    The research methods applied are three focus group interviews and one single person interview. The participants are between 20 and 26 years. The hiphoper makes a kind of a career in the culture. To be able to make the career, the hiphoper is dependent of other people with better skills as well as of the society. The thoughts of the hiphopers in question can be summarized in four main themes: gender, attribute, genuine and battle.

  • 35.
    Andersson, Johanna
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities.
    Skoglöf, Simone
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities.
    Ta vara på tecknen: En semiotisk analys över IKEAs marknads- och varumärkeskommunikation2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med denna uppsats är att studera hur IKEA framställer mänskliga- och sociala relationer i sin marknadsföring. Samt, genom analysen, undersöka hur IKEA skapar bilden av företaget, varumärket, reklambudskapet och deras image genom att framställa vissa mänskliga relationer. Enda sedan den första IKEA-katalogen utgavs åt 1951 har katalogen varit den viktigaste marknadsföringskanalen för företaget. Därför har vi valt att undersöka just katalogen från år 2016 med hjälp av en semiotisk analys. Även tre reklamfilmer med titlarna Laga mat med barn, Leva utan dörr och Grannar tillsammans kommer analyseras med hjälp av semiotik som metod och teori. Vi har endast fokuserat på bilderna och ej på texter som framkommer i reklamen.

     

    I och med uppsatsens syfte har vi valt att utgå ifrån följande frågeställning:

    • Hur framställs mänskliga relationer i IKEA-katalogen från 2016?
    • Kan vi urskilja stereotyper i de sociala sammanhangen?
    • Vilka konnotationer respektive denotationer går att urskilja och vilka semiotiska myter skapas?

     

    Resultatet av studien påvisar hur IKEA som, enligt eget uttalande, ett värderingstyrt företag arbetar med marknadsföring genom att exponera det kulturella värdet ”gemenskap”. De fokuserar inte främst på varornas priser utan ger oss istället idéer om hur vi på bästa sätt kan få en effektiv vardag genom att köpa deras produkter. Deras varor öppnar upp för att vi som konsumenter ska kunna hitta den gemenskap IKEA presenterar.

  • 36.
    Andersson, Josefina
    Södertörn University College, School of Communication, Media and it.
    Myndighetsattityder: En ethosanalys av Delegationen för romska frågor2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The Authorities attitudes towards Gypsies have been characterized by prejudice for a long time. This has lead to the relief actions of the Authorities being formed by discriminating acts. In purpose of eliminating the discrimination of the Gypsies, the Delegation for Gypsy matters formulated a strategy for solving this problem in the report “Gypsy rights – a strategy for Gypsies in Sweden”. Despite the goodwill of the Authorities this report has been criticized by Gypsies in Sweden.

     

    In the investigation of the derivation of this criticism the aim of this essay is to look at how the Authorities attitude towards Gypsies is shown in this report and how it affects the creation of their ethos. This analysis is made with a Critical Linguistic Analysis and the Stasis Theory. 

     

    The result showed that the Delegation for Gypsy matters dissociate themselves from the former attitudes that characterized the Authorities view of Gypsies. Through this move they try to show solidarity with them. Despite this equality aim it is possible to make note of an authoritative touch that imply a view of a society where the power is distributed from the top to the bottom. Even the picture of the Gypsies as a weak group can be noted. 

     

  • 37.
    Andersson, Linda
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Communication.
    I am digital: En kvalitativ studie om unga kvinnors upplevelse av att ha ett digitalt jag2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Det övergripande syftet med denna uppsats är att försöka förstå hur unga kvinnor upplever att ha ett digitalt jag på den sociala medieplattformen Facebook. För att få en förståelse av deras upplevelse har jag valt att dela upp teoriavsnittet i två större delar. Den första delen syftar på att förklara konsekvenserna av att leva i en värld som präglas av medier. Utgångspunkten ligger i McLuhans välkända begrepp ”The medium is the message” (1964/2001) för att förstå hur de nya sociala medierna blir en förlängning av den egna fysiska kroppen och Thompsons interaktionstyper (1995/2001).

    Det andra teoriavsnittet behandlar hur man kan försöka förstå människors upplevelse av att leva i en värld som präglas av medier. Här har jag valt att utgå från Sherry Turkles teorier (1995/1997) om hur Internet har blivit en plats där människor kan laborera med olika konstruktioner av jaget. Jag har valt att komplettera detta med Jenny Sundéns teorier i hennes avhandling Material virtualities (2002) samt med fenomenologin som avser att studera upplevelsen av ett fenomen.

    Den fenomenologiska metoden använder sig av kvalitativa undersökningar och jag har i min studie utfört fem kvalitativa, semistrukturerade intervjuer med unga kvinnor mellan 24-30 år.

    Resultatet av undersökningen visar att unga kvinnor upplever sitt digitala jag som en förlängning av det verkliga jaget, men även begränsat då Facebook endast återger en begränsad bild av jaget. Det fanns även en medvetenhet kring att de framställde det egna jaget positivt genom att de var selektiva i vilken information de publicerade om sig själva. Detta påverkade också tilltron till andras digitala jag.

    Vidare upplevde kvinnorna att de till viss mån var begränsade i kommunikationen på Facebook i relation till kommunikationen ansikte mot ansikte. Facebook upplevdes dels som ett fysiskt rum där de kunde vara (med sina sinnen). Det framkom också att kvinnorna upplevde att detta rum hade en egen tid som fortlöpte även då de själva inte var där.

  • 38.
    Andersson, Linnéa
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Karlsson, Erika
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Är vi vänner på Facebook?: En fallstudie om en icke-vinstdrivande organisations relationsbyggande på Facebook2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Social media has become a big part of people's daily lives and therefore provides a great opportunity for organizations and businesses to reach out to more people. Although organizations have had a few years to find strategies adapted to social media, there are still many who see it as another channel to merely informing and market instead of using it to create relationships with the audience. This essay aims therefore to examine how Friends, who is a non-profit organization, communicate on Facebook to build and nurture relationships with their audiences. A relationship between the organization and the audience are based on a shared interest in each other and a mutual commitment. The study is based on theories of social media, engagement, dialogue and relationship-building communications to create a greater understanding of how a not-for-profit organisation use Facebook as a relationship-building communications channel. The methods used in the study is a quantitative content analysis to get an overall picture of the content of Friends Facebook page and the way it engages the audience and a qualitative content analysis to deeper analyze how Friends communicates to create relationship and engage their audience and how they handle the dialogue in the comment field. With the help of the methods, Friends Facebook page where studied in the form of posts, comments to posts, likes, shares, and answers to comments. The results of the analysis show that Friends partly are using Facebook to reach out with information about the organization and its purpose, but also use Facebook to engage the audiences in different ways. This is done by, among other things, encourage the audience to go out and contribute to a better society themselves and through entertaining and gratifying message that is linked to the organization's values. Friends uses many relationship-building elements in posts like giving thanks and recognize the audience, personal addressing and emotionally charged words. They also treat different kinds of comments in a way that is tailored to the commentary, which means that they mimic a real dialogue. In many of the comments Friends uses a personal approach and a personal signature that facilitates continued dialogue.

  • 39.
    Andersson, Linus
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI), The Wigforss Group.
    What’s left of the radical left online?: Absence of communication, political vision, and community in autonomist web milieus in Sweden2016In: New Media and Society, ISSN 1461-4448, E-ISSN 1461-7315Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article presents and discusses results from a study of radical left-wing activism online carried out by the Swedish Media Council, a report that suggested that the Internet (i.e. the web, web 2.0, and social media) is not a prioritized arena for propaganda and recruitment for the radical left in Sweden. The purpose of this article is to re-evaluate some of these findings and add to the discussion on online activity and connectivity in political communication online, as well as to problematize simplified notions of radicalization and recruitment to pro-violent groups. Based on a hermeneutic inquiry regarding modes of communication, representations of political visions, and community, the article shows how the sites and groups studied favor one-way communication before interactivity, that political visions are limited to short-term goals in the immediate future, and that they give very little information about their activist activities to recruit supporters. © The Author(s) 2016

  • 40.
    Andersson, Mats
    et al.
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Media and Communication Science.
    Hagstedt, Hampus
    Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Media and Communication Science.
    Hafva vi i Norrland ett Wästindien?: En kvantitativ, beskrivande studie om användningen av begreppet Norrland i rikstidningarna2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Titel: Hafva vi i Norrland ett Wästindien? – En kvantitativ, beskrivande studie om användningen av begreppet Norrland i riksmedierna

     

    Författare: Mats Andersson, Hampus Hagstedt

     

    Kurs, termin och år: Journalistik GR (c) C-uppsats HT 2014

     

    Antal ord i uppsatsen: 10 831

     

    Problemformulering och syfte: En förenklad bild av Norrland i mediers rapportering leder till att människor får stereotypa uppfattningar om Norrland och den negativa bilden blir grund för den framtida journalistiken. Ett användande av Norrland som etikett för hela norra halvan av Sverige leder till att hela regionen blir samma sak i läsarnas ögon, trots att det finns stora kulturella, samhälleliga och geografiska skillnader mellan de olika platserna i Norrland.

    Syftet med denna studie har varit att granska hur rikstidningarnas bild av begreppet Norrland ser ut i egenproducerade nyhetsartiklar. Vi klarlägger i vilka typer av nyheter begreppet Norrland förekommer och i vilken utsträckning Norrland framställs som ett problemområde i artiklar där begreppet Norrland används. Vi får svar på vilken geografisk nivå nyhetsartiklar som innehåller ordet Norrland preciseras till, hur ofta ett storstadsperspektiv används som måttstock i artiklar där Norrland används som geografisk referens och i vilken utsträckning artikelförfattare använder postkoloniala gestaltningar från orientalismen i texter där ordet Norrland ingår.

     

    Metod och material: Med kvantitativ innehållsanalys med gestaltningsteorin och frågeställningar inspirerade av orientalismen har vi undersökt nyhetsrapporteringen från och om Norrland i Sveriges fyra största dagstidningar Dagens Nyheter, Svenska Dagbladet, Expressen och Aftonbladet under åren 2005, 2009 och 2013.

     

    Huvudresultat: I Stockholmsbaserade rikstidningarnas nyhetsrapportering är stereotypisering av landsdelen Norrland mycket svår att finna.

     

    Nyckelord: Gestaltning, Norrland, Norrlänning, Orientalism, Stereotyp, Dagens Nyheter, Aftonbladet, Svenska Dagbladet, Expressen, Kvantitativ innehållsanalys, Rikstidningar.

  • 41.
    Andersson, Sara
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication.
    Petersén, Agnes
    Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication.
    Makten över kommunikationen: en kvalitativ studie av kommunikatörens yrkesroll2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The communicator has a professional role which is relatively unspecified and hard to define. To work with communication can mean several different tasks, who also might vary between different types of organizations. The purpose with our study is to clarify the professional title communicator and its meaning. By applying a power perspective on the communicators experienced professional role in meaning to find out who has the power over the communication.     Our study is made of qualitative interviews with four professional communicators working in private organizations. We have used semi structured interviews in our study which means that we before we went through with the interviews defined themes which the interviews were built upon. This type of interview also made it possible for us to ask supplemental questions. Our interview material is considered through a hermeneutical perspective which means that we have interpreted the interviewed persons’ answers to understand the experienced professional role. Thereafter we have applied theories of power on the empirical data.    The result shows that the communicators have a relatively common opinion on the self-experienced role, since they see themselves as “the go-to-person” in their organizations meaning the person who pulls the strings. Further on we can see that the communicator has a certain type of power, which generally originates from their communication skills and central position in the company. This position means an information advantage which also can give the communicator power. A factor that lies behind this is that the communicator is found in the middle of the organizations information flow. On this basis we can see a clear connection between the communicator’s professional role and the power of communication in organizations.

  • 42.
    Andersson Schaeffer, Jennie
    Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering.
    Communication space: Spatial design in manufacturing industry2011Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The main concern of this licentiate thesis is to discuss how built space is used for communication in the manufacturing industry, from a visual communication perspective. The thesis presents and develops the notion of 'communication space' and presents a model to describe the relation between different factors in the communication space.

    In a multiple case study, six different cases from the manufacturing industry are described and analyzed to highlight how built space is used for communication in a lean production context. Research results on how built spaces such as improvement places, meeting places and a development workshop affect improvement processes and communication are presented. What the studied improvement areas, meeting places and workshop can be said to communicate about the improvement processes is analyzed.

    The research results show that the built spaces in manufacturing industry are used for communication on two levels, both as places for interaction between employees and as a part of a communication process. The study also shows a relation between architecture from a specific time and the relation to the improvement work in the industrial context. How the results can be used to facilitate communication in the built spaces used for improvement processes in manufacturing industry is suggested in the thesis.

  • 43.
    Andersson Schwarz, Jonas
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies.
    Burkart, PatrickTexas A&M University.
    Special Issue: Piracy and Social Change2015Collection (editor) (Refereed)
  • 44.
    Andersson Schwarz, Jonas
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies.
    Burkart, Patrick
    Texas A&M University.
    Introduction: Piracy and Social Change2015In: Popular Communication, ISSN 1540-5702, E-ISSN 1540-5710, Vol. 13, no 1, 1-5 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 45.
    Andersson Schwarz, Jonas
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies.
    Burkart, Patrick
    Texas A&M University.
    Aufderheide, Patricia
    American University.
    Jaszi, Peter
    American University.
    Kelty, Christopher
    University of California, Los Angeles.
    Coleman, Gabriella
    McGill University.
    Piracy and Social Change: Roundtable Discussion2015In: Popular Communication, ISSN 1540-5702, E-ISSN 1540-5710, Vol. 13, no 1, 87-99 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This roundtable discussion draws together researchers with an interest of overcoming purely juridical treatment of piracy in their work. Christopher Kelty and Gabriella Coleman consider the aspects of cyberculture, which conflictually engage with intellectual property rights, through various communities of technology practice, including hackers. Patricia Aufderheide and Peter Jaszi’s work on fair use addresses the growing opportunities for creators in the United States to utilize the tradition in their creative fields. Jonas Andersson Schwarz and Patrick Burkart, co-editors of this special issue, have researched user motivations and political activism around copyright and software patent reforms, partially explaining the emergence of dozens of European Pirate Parties, beginning with the Swedish Pirates in 2006.

  • 46.
    Andersson, Staffan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Physics Didactics.
    Talking about Astrobiology: Communication in and between Disciplinary Discourses2010Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 47.
    Andersson, Stefan
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT, Department of Media and Communication Studies.
    Cullberg, Daniel
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT, Department of Media and Communication Studies.
    Jag Twittrar för Er: Nytänkande och ambassadörskap i medielandskapet2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose: The projects purpose it to find out if the mediation has changed the work with Sweden as a brand.

    Issues: The main question this paper is based on is: How has the modern medialization changed VisitSweden's work with Sweden's brand?

    To answer the main question in a simpler way we will be using several sub queries as follows:

    What strategies does VisitSweden use to brand Sweden on Twitter?

    What are VisitSweden’s views on Social Medias?

    What does the image building look like on the Twitter channel @sweden when it comes to the brand Sweden?

    How has the use of curators democratized the work on the project Curators of Sweden?

    Theory: The theories in the essay are based on Nation branding, Public Diplomacy and Medialization with the weight on Public Diplomacy. Besides these theories the essay includes the theories of Public Relations and Public sphere that will be used to some extent.

    Method: The paper has investigated the Twitter channel @sweden's news flow through a quantitative and qualitative content analysis. It will also analyse the document Sverigebilden using a qualitative content analysis and document analysis, in the end, a qualitative interview with VisitSweden's Head of Social Media.

    Results: The survey reveals a nuanced way to which a Twitter channel can promote a country as a brand and how to utilise spokespersons to make it happen. VisitSweden shows how, through preparation and monitoring, all Public Relations can become good Public Relations. By being an early adopter of the medium, VisitSweden have been able to create interest through innovation and breaking new ground. It has since implemented a well controlled project that supports the brand through the use of core values that have been set in advance.

  • 48.
    Andén-Papadopoulos, Kari
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMK).
    Pantti, Mervi
    Amateur Images and Global News Introduction2011In: Amateur Images and Global News / [ed] Kari Andén-Papadopoulos, Mervi Pantti, Bristol: Intellect Ltd., 2011, 9-20 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 49.
    Antelius, Eleonor
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, NISAL - National Institute for the Study of Ageing and Later Life. Linköping University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
    Att leva i nuet: förvärvad hjärnskada, hopp(löshet) & identitet2011In: Diagnos och Identitet / [ed] Georg Drakos, Lars-Christer Hydén, Stockholm: Gothia Förlag AB, 2011, 1, 78-99 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 50.
    Apelkrans, Mats
    et al.
    Dept of Informatics, Jönköping International Business School.
    Håkansson, Anne
    KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Communication: Services and Infrastucture (Closed 20120101), Software and Computer Systems, SCS (Closed 20120101).
    Visual knowledge modeling of an Information Logistics Process: A case study2005In: Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning: ICICKM 2005 / [ed] Dan Remenyi, Reading, UK: ACPI , 2005Conference paper (Refereed)
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