Resources for Students and Researchers

So you have a research project or paper on some aspect of the media…Here is a wealth of information for you!

Do you need to find primary resources?  Here’s what you can find on this site:


Ÿ The research summaries in book chapters are the easiest to read (below the research papers section)
Ÿ Specific research studies, including theoretical frameworks and information about methods and measures
Ÿ Videos with example studies and information about media effects
Ÿ Books can be found on or your local library

Do you need to conduct your own research?

Ÿ Some of the measures Dr. Gentile uses are available for you to use free

Do you need an interview and Dr. Gentile is not available?

Ÿ Listen to podcasts of other people interviewing him
Ÿ Check out the Frequently Asked Questions page

Are you interested in the work happening at the Media Research Lab at Iowa State University?

Ÿ Here is information on current studies and how you could become involved