This is a list of PhD theses in English. For full list, please visit: kommunikation.aau.dk/phd/ph.d.-afhandlinger
PhD theses in English
PhD Theses in English
PhD Thesis by Sanne Dollerup: Engaging the Shopping Experience
The overall research question in this dissertation is: How can brick-and-mortar stores be designed to differentiate them from each other and from online stores by addressing how customers can be immersed in a store through participation in a fictional world? To answer this question, Sanne Dollerup has combined the theoretical field of consumer experience with possible world theory, which is mainly used in literary studies as a way to understand immersion in a literary world of fiction.
PhD Thesis by Ruth-Susanne Hertrampf: Keyboard of Life
The present mixed-methods study aimed at investigating the influence of Group Music and Imagery therapy on the psychological outcomes anxiety, depression, quality of life, and well-being among women diagnosed with breast or gynaecological cancer at the beginning of curative or early palliative medical outpatient treatment.
PhD Thesis by Juanita Eslava: The Attention Profile in Music Therapy Assessment for Children.
This research study uses knowledge from the areas of neuropsychology, music psychology, music therapy assessment and clinical practice to design the Attention Profile in Music Therapy assessment tool (APMT) and conducts a pilot study to establish reliability and validity of the of the tool.
PhD Thesis by Jacob Østergaard Madsen: Underprivileged Citizens’ Use of Technology for Everyday Health Management
In this doctoral thesis, Jacob Madsen addresses the problem of inequality in health by focusing on how underprivileged citizens experience and manage health-related problems in their everyday lives. Particularly, he focuses on the citizen’s use of technology for engaging in health-related occupation.
PhD Thesis by Nikorn Rongbutsri: Students Using Online Collaborative Tools in Problem-Oriented Project-Based Learning
This research starts by presenting an overview of how students in Problem-Oriented Project-Based Learning adopt online communication tools. The research reveals the behaviour of students individually, and socially in their groups, in relation to their attitudes towards adoption of communication tools. From the data, the researcher established that a weak division of labour in a project group better enables learning than a strong division.
PhD Thesis by Ester Holte Kofod: Parental Grief after Infant Loss
This thesis examines bereaved parents’ experiences of grief after the loss of an infant child, and how cultural representations, expectations, and norms mediate individual bereavement experiences.