Graduate Thesis

Our students produce a wide variety of interesting work on an eclectic range of salient and timely topics relating to media, communications and the social aspects of technology. One of the key projects of CNM students is the Masters thesis where students develop their own research questions, conduct independent fieldwork and analyse their data under close guidance from their supervisors.

The full text of these Thesis can be accessed at CNM General Office. For further information, you can email Ms Retna at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any enquiries.

AY 2014/2015

Prashanth Thatai RAVIKUMAR
Playing with tension: A computational model of improvisational accompaniment by secondary rhythmic performer in Carnatic music.

John Fletcher MEAD
A framework for understanding practice as research in dance

Anuradha RAO
ICTs and Civil Society in an IT City: Experiences of civic and political engagement in Bangalore

Dazzelyn B. ZAPATA
A cultured-centred study of mobile phone use in/by the indigenous applai and bontok iogorot of Mountain Province , Philippines

Mary LEE Ching Ling
Discourses about the Nation: A critical culture perspective of Public Relations

AY 2012/2013

CHEN Yanling
ICT use and identity formation among Beijing’s rural-to-Urban graduate workers

Andrew Michael DUFFY
Fellow travellers: What do users trust on recommender websites? A case study of

Kintu Annie JOSEPH
Mobile Phones and working –class women the case of fish vendors

LUU Tran Huynh Loan
New Media & Non-profit Organizations, Relationship Building Effort – A Singapore Perspective

NG Li Ting
Influence of need for cognition and product involvement on perceived interactivity: Implications for online advertising effectiveness

New Media and Political Mobilisation: The case of online mediation of minority groups in the Philippines

John YAP Yin Gwee
A case study of learning in a 3-dimensional multi-user virtual environment

ZHOU Xuanming
Designing games to be retold

AY 2011/2012

The use of ICTs for fundraising and awareness raising in NGOs of the global south: An analysis of strategies of NGOs in Nepal

Catherine CANDANO
Alternative Voices in global Climate change reporting

Mallika DESAI
State of media relations in the non profit sector in India

Luis Hernandez GALVAN
Ordinary extraordinary game spaces videogames as transient spaces of everyday life

Biopolitics in science fiction films on exploration of the representation of the contemporary politician of human biological life in cinema

JIANG Laiming
The influence of socio-cultural factors on body image satisfaction among Singaporean college women

LI Nai
Explore the influences of AR-supported simulation on mutual engagement of social interaction in face-to-face collaborative learning for physics

Parental perceptions of media and parental mediation of media use: A study of Indonesian Muslim mothers in Mediating their children's television and internet use

Communicated Parenting: Singapore Filipino working mothers and their long-distance parenting of their teenage children in the Philippines

Alvin SAW Teong Chin
Consumer society and the technology of education: A case study of the Singapore Education System

Carol SOON Wan Ting
Blogging networks as an emerging social movement Dynamics in online and offline for engendering change

Maragret TAN
The paradoxical and the reversible: Towards a critique of pervasive computing and the intelligent nation 2015 (IN2015) master plan in Singapore

Online collective actions toward a democratic culture: A network perspective of commons-based peer production

Joshua WONG Wei-ern
Establishing rapport with conversational agents: Comparing the effect of envelope

ZHANG Lingzi
Exploring news environment, interface usage and gratification in real-time internet news browsing

ZHU Qinfeng
Self-disclosure in online support groups for people living with depression

AY 2009/2010

Exploring the culture of an online brand community: A study of a Korean Apple Macbook user community

HO Chi Sam
Transgender Representation

Lesbian “desis” in cinema: Redefining the boundaries of the (Glo)bal and the lo(cal)

Justine Espina-LETARGO
Riding the cyber-campaign wave: Highs and lows of promoting Philippine candidates on the web

The role of ICTs in disabled person’s social network in China

Siti Nurharnani binte NAHAR
Understanding youth Singaporeans’ gathering and credibility assessments of online sexual health information

Mohamed Elmie bin NEKMAT
The relevance of strategic knowledge and cognitive styles in youths' critical internet literacy

Aaron NG Yi Kai
rushinr The relationship between blogs and newspapers in Singapore: An intermedia agenda-setting study

OU Meimin
Facebook and Youth @ SG: Online privacy and personal information disclosure

Corporate social responsibilities and public relations:Corporate conceptualisation of SCR in India and its linkeage with internal relationship outcome

SOH Seok Keim Shirley
Yblog ontology and politics in intelligent nation Singapore

AY 2008/2009

Aleena CHIA Leng An
The network and the void: Myth and spetacles of the mediatired self in personal blogs

Pratichi JOSHI
Analysis of ICT4D projects as socio-technologicalmodels of development: The case of Rajashtan Carpet Industry

Amelia Christy MULIANA
Online Journalism in Indonesia

PAN Biyun
Understanding subgroup identification, team identification and intergroup relations and global virtual teams

ICTs and everyday communication of migrants domestic workers in Singapore

YUAN Jiangping - PHD
Dynamics of online game industry in China - An application of Porter’s model

AY 2006/2007

Exploring the Chinese blogsphere: The motivations of blog authors and readers

HUANG Shansi
Executional cues. Interactivity and level of involvement in banner advertisement: An experimental approach to understanding online advertising effectiveness

ICTs projects and social development in Asia: 2 case studies exploring options, opportunities and constraints

AY 2005/2006

Shib Shankar DASGUPTA
ICT Adoption and Social Change in Rural South Asia: A case study on Grameen Telecom in Bangladesh

Candice GOH Huat Choon
An Exploratory Study of Business to Consumer E-commerce Adoption by Businesses in Singapore

The Internet as a Platform for Civic Engagement in Singapore.

The interactive television: Developing a favorable regulatory environment in Singapore

SHEN Cuihua
Anonymity, Motivations and Participation in Virtual Learning Communities: A Case Study in the Integrated Virtual Learning Environment (IVLE)

Victor TAN Teck Loon
The use of ICTs in Long-Distance Family Communication: A Singaporean Perspective

Newspaper Commercialization and it’s political implications in China: A case study of the Yangtze Evening Post

AY 2004/2005

SOON Hsueh Yirng Louisa
Entrepreneurial Universities in a Knowledge-Based Economy: The Case of National University of Singapore

AY 2003/2004

User Behaviour and the Impact of the Internet