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COM 512, Spring 2017 – Reading Guide Questions for February 13

For Thompson, Petronio. & Braithwaite (2012):

To get context about athletes, read from the beginning of the article down through the first full paragraph on page 56.  Start reading closely with the paragraph on page 56 that begins "Clearly, one of the communicative vehicles...."

1. Explain the three main principles of Communication Privacy Management (CPM) Theory in your own words.  How do they operate as a dialectical tension?

2. In your own words, what are privacy rules?  Boundary linkage?  Boundary permeability?  Boundary ownership privilege?

3, What causes privacy dilemmas for advisors handling athlete-advisees private information?  (pp. 58-60)

4. What are the research questions?  Who are the participants?  What were they asked to do?  How was the data analyzed?  (pp. 60-61)

5. What privacy decision criteria do advisors say they use to decide whether to disclose student-athlete private info?  How does this differ from the findings of other CPM studies?  (pp. 61-62)

6. Under which two conditions do these authors say the advisors in their study would be motivated to reveal info without getting permission (p.64)?  What specific examples do they give for each (pp. 65-67)?  Do they make sense?

7. Under which three conditions do the advisors in their study would be motivated to conceal info (pp. 67-68)?  What examples do they give for each (pp. 68-70)?  Do they make sense?

8. What lessons emanate from the example about the consequences of disclosure on p. 71?

9. In the conclusion (pp. 74-75) what do the authors identify as the big takeaways of this article?  What are the big takeaways for you?

10. Is this article post-positivist, interpretive, or critical?

For Waters & Ackerman (2011):

Again, read the sections "Introduction, "Facebook as a Social Networking Site," and "Online Privacy Management" to get context and start reading closely with the section "Communication Privacy Management Theory"

1. What do you learn about CPM theory here that you didn't learn from Thompson, et al?

2. Explain each of Lee, et al's seven motivational factors for blogging in your own words (pp. 105-106)

3. What are Lee, et al's  three consequences of voluntary disclosure in blogging? (p. 106)

4. What are the three research questions for this study?  Who were the participants?  What were they asked to do? (pp. 107-108)

5. What motivations for disclosing on Facebook did this study find were significant (p. 110)?  Does that make sense given your own motivations for disclosing on Facebook or those  of people you know?

6. Which motivators weren't found significant (p. 111)?  Does that make sense given your own motivations for disclosing on Facebook or those  of people you know?

7. What did the authors find were significant consequences of disclosure on Facebook (p. 111)?  Given your own use of Facebook, does that make sense?

8. What are the big takeaways from this article for you?

9. Is this article post-positivist, interpretive, or critical?

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