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Communications and Information Policy, Spring 2006
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This course provides an introduction to the technology and policy context of ...

This course provides an introduction to the technology and policy context of public communications networks, through critical discussion of current issues in communications policy and their historical roots. The course focuses on underlying rationales and models for government involvement and the complex dynamics introduced by co-evolving technologies, industry structure, and public policy objectives. Cases drawn from cellular, fixed-line, and Internet applications include evolution of spectrum policy and current proposals for reform; the migration to broadband and implications for universal service policies; and property rights associated with digital content. The course lays a foundation for thesis research in this domain.

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Information Science
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M.I.T.
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Field,Frank
Integrating Doctoral Seminar on Emerging Technologies, Fall 2005
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This team-taught subject is for doctoral students working on emerging technologies at ...

This team-taught subject is for doctoral students working on emerging technologies at the interface of technology, policy and societal issues. It integrates concepts of research strategy and design from a variety of disciplines. The class addresses problem identification and formulation of research topics, the role of qualitative and quantitative research methods, and the use of various data collection techniques. Coursework focuses on students' thesis proposals, faculty-student study panels, critical evaluation of research design, and ethical issues in conducting research and gathering data.

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Political Science
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M.I.T.
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Author:
Hastings, Daniel
McCray, Lawrence