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Theses of Students from the Research Track

The department is interdisciplinary and has two study tracks – the Research Track (A) and the Practicum Track (B).

The final stage of the research track consists of writing of a research thesis, in which the writing process integrates the study of the basic research in the field and familiarity with the latest research, using the research tools and methods studied in the department.

List of theses topics and their abstracts – 2016-2017 academic year

Student Name: Ziv Givon

Advisor(s) Name: Prof. Doron Kliger and Dr. Ron Bekkerman

Thesis Title: Statistical interaction between twitter activity and the prices of stocks

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Student Name: Lydia Jiryes

Advisor(s) Name: Prof. Sheizaf Rafaeli

Thesis Title: Inclusion and Exclusion in the Administrative Culture and the Editing of Wikipedia

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Student Name: Iris Hirsch

 Advisor(s) Name: Dr. David A. Bodoff

Thesis Title: Tone and Credibility in Quarterly Earnings Press Releases of Publicly Traded Companies

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Student Name: Ameed Zaher

 Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Lior Zalmanson

Thesis Title: Archive across time: a comparison study between the analog and the digital archive

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Student Name: Miki Cohen

 Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Joel Lanir; Dr. Osnat (Ossi) Mokryn

Thesis Title: Visualizing and browsing through movies according to their emotional signature

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Student Name: Hadar Miller

 Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Osnat (Ossi) Mokryni

Thesis Title: Degree Distribution Based Change Point Detection

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Student Name: Robyn Rubin

 Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Avi Peretz

Thesis Title: Use of Computer Interface and Information Management System to Economize Microbiology Testing, use of Antibiotics and Improvement of User Experience

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List of theses topics and their abstracts – 2015-2016 academic year

Student Name: Inda Novominsky

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Osnat Akirav, Dr. Yael Netzer

Thesis Title: Examining the Representation of the Ultra- Orthodox factions in the Knesset using Topic Modelling of Divrei Haknesset

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Student Name: Nadeem Azaizah

Advisor(s) Name: Prof. Iris Reychav, Prof. Daphne Raban

Thesis Title: The Impact of ESN Implementation on Communication and Knowledge-Sharing in a Multi-National Organization

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Student Name: Lina Portnoy

 Advisor(s) Name: Prof. Daphne Raban

Thesis Title: Whom are we buying from: sellers’ self-presentation in a C2C creative marketplace

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Student Name: Hagit Ben Shoshan

 Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Osnat (Ossi) Mokryn

Thesis Title: Who are you? Identifying Unique Text Signatures of Microblog Authors

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Student Name: Samer Aamar

 Advisor(s) Name: Dr. David Bhodof; Dr. Ossi Mokryn

Thesis Title: The Impact of metadata properties on News Event Detection on Twitter

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Student Name: Eyal Sadeh

 Advisor(s) Name: Prof. Sheizaf Rafaeli

Thesis Title: Cultural Differences in Self-Representation of Israeli and U.S. Men – the Users of Fiix Mobile Dating Application

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List of theses topics and their abstracts – 2014-2015 academic year

Student Name: Nadeem Bader

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Ossi Mokryn

Thesis Title: Emotional States expressed in Movies Reviews: Its Dynamics and impact on box office Revenue

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Student Name: Ronit Hemyan

Advisor(s) Name: Dr Tamar Yogev

Thesis Title: Between the personal and the collective: The formation of visual Heritage through knowledge production process in "Israel reveals to the eye" project

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Student Name: Noga Maoz

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Daphne Raban, Dr. Yaron Ariel

Thesis Title: Implementation of a social network in the academic library discovery-tools system: Examination of students' satisfaction and motivation to participate in the system

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Student Name: Liron Marcus

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Ron Bekkerman

Thesis Title: Detection and Prediction Anomalies in Twitter Stream using Geographic Information

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Student Name: Adam Amram

 Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Ron Bekkerman, Dr. Anat Ben-David

Thesis Title: The Colors of the National Web: Visual Data Analysis of the Historical Yugoslav Web Domain

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Student Name: Ofer Steinberg

 Advisor(s) Name: Prof. Boris A. Portnov, Prof. Khaled Karkabi

Thesis Title: Alternative Methods of Analysis of Event Point Datasets in Epidemiological Research

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Student Name: Harold Ship

 Advisor(s) Name: Prof. Boris Portnov, Dr. Itai Dattner, Prof. Em. Benjamin Reiser

Thesis Title: Investigating the Statistical Properties of the Double Kernel Density Estimator and its Applicability to a Multivariate Analysis of Real World Health Data

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List of theses topics and their abstracts – 2013-2014 academic year

Student Name: Yohay Avukay

Advisor(s) Name: Dr Daphne Raban

Thesis Title: Cyber Risk Perception among the Israeli Public

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Student Name: Avishay Evrony

Advisor(s) Name: Mrs. Dana Lotan

Thesis Title: Creating a database repository questionnaires Studies Library at the University of Haifa, The University of Haifa's Younes and Soraya Nazarian Library

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Student Name: Yafit Oryan Tsanani

Advisor(s) Name: Muriel Ben-shushan

Thesis Title: Explanatory movies for on-line library services Library of Raanana municipality

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Student Name: Areen Badarne

Advisor(s) Name: Dr.Daphne Rapan, Dr.Iris Raychav

Thesis Title: Social network modeling technologies in education and their contribution to learning

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Student Name: Roy Barzilay

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Ron Bekkerman, Prof. Doron Kliger

Thesis Title: Twitter Analytics and Equity Option Interaction

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 Student Name: Diana Groisman

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Tamar Yogev

Thesis Title: The construction of new categories in uncertain markets Case Study: Israeli wine market, 1980-2010

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Student Name: Wasserman Alexander

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Tamar Yogev

Thesis Title: Cultural flows between countries: physical and language distances in the contemporary art world

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Student Name: Adi Zmirli

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Ron Bekkerman

Thesis Title: Community Identification and Characterization Based On Geolocational Big Data

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 Student Name: Eilon levy

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Ruth Ash, Dr. Daphna Raban

Thesis Title: The relationship between English proficiency and use of information sources among Israeli undergraduate students

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Student Name: Anat Lancry

Advisor(s) Name: Prof. Sheizaf Rafaeli

Thesis Title: Sharing behaviors among teachers

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Student Name: Amiram Markovich

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Daphne Raban, Dr. Kalanit Efrat

Thesis Title: The Impact of Perceived Quality of Web Information Sources on the Use of Competitive Information by Decision Makers

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Student Name: Inam Najami

 Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Iris Reychav, Dr. Daphne Raban

Thesis Title: The impact of shared Medical information on patient Decision Making

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Student Name: Eran Raveh

 Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Ron Bekkerman, Dr. Hertzel Cohen

Thesis Title: Trends in the Israeli State Comptroller - Text Analysis Using Data Analysis

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List of theses topics and their abstracts – 2012-2013 academic year

Student Name: Aviad Aharonov

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. David Bodoff

Thesis Title: The effects of trust and experience on users decision to accept/reject real-time system advice

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 Student Name: Azhar Sharoof

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. David Bodoff

Thesis Title: Business and Community, Who feeds Whom ? The relation between forum activity and sales

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 Student Name: Dina Fridman

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Rivka Ribak

Thesis Title: Contemporary Wedding Photography: New photography Practices and digital wedding album management

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 Student Name: Gal Heilper

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Yaron Ariel, Dr. Daphne Raban

Thesis Title: Examining User Networks and Social Ties among Smartphone Users

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Student Name: Geel Almaliach

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Ruth Ash, Dr. Daphne Ruth Raban

Thesis Title: The differences between individual inquiry work and group inquiry work from information literacy perspective of high school students

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Student Name: Irena Perel

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Daphne R. Raban, Dr. Sarit Barzilai

Thesis Title: Epistemic Thinking and Perceived Economic Value of Information Products

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Student Name: Moran Meidan

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Yaron Ariel, Dr. Daphne Raban

Thesis Title: Tie Strength Influence on Social Information Evaluation and Information Adoption in Online Environments

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Student Name: Saar Kagan

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Ron Bekkerman

Thesis Title: Predicting Purchase Intent of Online Audiences

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Student Name: Shadia Sbait

 Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Daphne Raban

Thesis Title: The Willingness-to-Pay for Using Web Search Engines

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Student Name: Uriel Hermon 

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Yaron Ariel, Dr. Daphne Raban,

Thesis Title: Online Distribution of Memes: The Relationship between Personality Characteristics and Digital Literacy to Online Distribution of Memes

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List of theses topics and their abstracts – 2011-2012 academic year

 Student Name: Dafna Itzkovich

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Yaron Ariel & Prof. Sheizaf Rafaeli

Thesis Title: The relationship between anxiety and the use of online social networks

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Student Name: Ronen Bar Lev

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Nitza Geri, Dr . Daphne R. Raban

Thesis Title: The contribution of interorganizational systems to inventory management: A financial statement analysis perspective

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Student Name: Rinata Barsky

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Yaron Ariel, Prof. Sheizaf Rafaeli

Thesis Title: Parental mediation: Parents assessments regarding teenagers online exposure to violent and sexual contents

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Student Name: Sharon Gur

Advisor(s) Name: Prof. Gustavo Mesch

Thesis Title: Privacy Perception and Family Cohesion Level In Teenagers Whose Parents Request Friendship Members on Their Facebook Page

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Student Name: Serge Kohn

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Yaron Ariel, Dr. Uzi Elyada

Thesis Title: The Holocaust denial: from the Academy to the Internet

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Student Name: Oren Malberger

Advisor(s) Name: Prof. Sheizaf Rafaeli, Dan Waisman, David Bader, Arie Drugan

Thesis Title: Media selection for the announcement of childbirth

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Student Name: Malak-Angela Nahra

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Ina Blau, Prof. Sheizaf Rafaeli

Thesis Title: Violent digital games: The interaction of gamers' traits and game characteristics

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Student Name: Rinat Peleg Adler

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Joel Lanir

Thesis Title: Augmented Reality for Older Adults: The effect of age on the use of AR systems

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List of theses topics and their abstracts – 2010-2011 academic year

Student Name: Miri Ayali

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Ina Blau & Dr. Daphne Raban

Thesis Title: Digitalization among "digital immigrants": The tale of requirement or personal characteristics?

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Student Name: Michal Galili

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Yaron Ariel & Prof. Sheizaf Rafaeli & Dr. Daphne Raban

Thesis Title: Instances of words in a daily newspaper as an expression of technological innovation adoption

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Student Name: Hana Gendelman

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Avishag Gordon & Dr. Dafna Rabban

Thesis Title: Self - Citations and Development of Scientific Career

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Student Name: Iris Grunfeld

Advisor(s) Name: Prof. Asa Kasher & Dr. Daphne Raban

Thesis Title: Should Librarians Provide Information to Patrons with No Restrictions?

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Student Name: Yovav Gat

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Yaron Ariel & Dr. Daphna Raban

Thesis Title: Evaluating and Sharing Information in Online Communities

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Student Name: Eran Vaknin

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. David Bodoff

Thesis Title: Anchoring and Framing Information: ESP coordination games with labels and “Taboo words”

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Student Name: Sivan Tomasi

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Ina Blau & Dr. Daphne Raban

Thesis Title: Disseminating information through a social network: The relationships between e-privacy management, personality traits, online self-disclosure, social capital and well-being of the participants

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Student Name: Tamar Israeli

Advisor(s) Name: Prof. Sheizaf Rafaeli

Thesis Title: Who's afraid of Google? Comparing users' positions on internet privacy with their actual web surfing behavior

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Student Name: Leora Mauda

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Yoram M. Kalman & Dr. Daphne Raban

Thesis Title: Unobtrusive Measures of User Engagement in Organizational Facebook Pages

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Student Name: Yaffa Palmon

Advisor(s) Name: Prof. Sheizaf Rafaeli

Thesis Title: Interactive talkbacks of online journalism in Israel

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Student Name: Yaffa Richter-Levin

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. David Bodoff

Thesis Title: Ideological biases in indexing

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Student Name: Rotem Shomer

Advisor(s) Name: Dr. Ina Blau & Dr. Daphne Raban

Thesis Title: Digital reading for learning and pleasure: A comparison between the: electronic reader, a computer screen, and printed text

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