Effects of the Social Media on Relationship Trends of University Students

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NAME OF PROJECT:
THE EFFECTS OF THE SOCIAL MEDIA ON RELATIONSHIP TRENDS

BY:
SARAI WANJIKU NJENGA

I.D # : 621920

A RESEARCH PROJECT SUBMITTED TO THE JOURNALISM PROGRAM IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE COURSE JRN 3024 COMMUNICATION RESEARCH

USIU JOURNALISM PROGRAM

2011

DECLARATION
I hereby declare that this is my original work. It has not been presented to any other institution for any other purpose. Name : Sarai Wanjiku Njenga

Signature : ____________________

Date : ____________________

Submitted to : James C.O. Oranga

Signature : ____________________

Date : ____________________

Dedication
I dedicate this research project to my mother, Mary Njenga who has been an inspiration and
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After collecting this data, it will be analysed with the Interpretive techniques. That is, observer impression from the researcher’s own personal use of the social media networks. The study will then present this data with the use of words, tables and percentages to show how the different figures of students whose relationship trends have been affected by the social media. With these percentages, the researcher has formulated a pie chart and a line graph to show these findings. The use of words and tables help to explain and break down the data in simple form while the use of the pie chart summarize this large amount of data in visual form.
With this information, the researcher has been able to document and explain the results and findings of the research and give main conclusions and recommendations that can be used by future researchers for reference.
Table of Contents
Declaration (i)
Dedication (ii)
Acknowledgements (iii)
List of tables and charts (iv)
Abstract (v)
Table of Contents (vi)
CHAPTER 1 : BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY 1.1 Statement of the Study 1.2 Objectives of the Study 1.3 Justifications of the Study 1.4 Hypotheis 1.5 Operationalization
CHAPTER 2 : LITERATURE REVIEW AND THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK 2.1 : Literature Review 2.2 : Theoretical Framework 2.2.1 : Modernization Theory 2.2.2 : The

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