This past year Professor Laura Black and Ph.D. candidate Anna Wiederhold from the School of Communication Studies at Ohio University conducted a research project on IF’s public discussion process. Among other things, this research attempted to determine the demographic characteristics of and the behavioral results for participants in IF’s Public Discussions. Their findings are discussed in their final research paper, Communication Processes & Outcomes of IF Public Discussions (34 pages/487 KB), submitted to IF this spring. You can download a copy of this paper by clicking on the preceding link or from the link on our “Papers” page.
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