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Communication and Media Studies

SCE Resources

This is an ever-evolving page of resources helpful to students working on their CMS SCE. 

CMS Lending Library

Please see Prof. Kozma for access to these resources.

Writing Mechanics
  • The Little Book of Research Writing
  • The Only Academic Phrasebook You’ll Ever Need: 600 Examples of Academic Language
Planning and Executing a Research Paper
  • The Craft of Research
  • How to Write a Great Research Paper: A Step-by-Step Handbook
  • Designing and Conducting Survey Research: A Comprehensive Guide 
  • The Complete Guide to Writing Questionnaires: How to Get Better Information for Better Decisions 
  • Internet, Phone, Mail, and Mixed-Mode Surveys: The Tailored Design Method
  • Questionnaire Design: How to Plan, Structure and Write Survey Material for Effective Market Research
  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Survey Methodology 
  • Writing About Screen Media

Great Guides

  • For SCE’s with a literature foundation: guide                       
  • For SCE”s with a sociological foundation: guide                 
  • For SCE’s with a social/society foundation: guide               
  • For SCE’s with a women/gender/sexuality foundation: guide  
  • For SCE’s with a historical foundation: guide


Any student conducing experimental procedures for the SCE that includes working with human subjects, you must take the CITI Program Training. Start with the CITI Program Registration Step by Step Guide.

IRB Forms, Process, and Guidelines

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