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Farrokhi presents at New York national convention

Dr. Abdollah Farrokhi, professor of mass communication at Black Hills State University, presented a research session titled “Conducting Questionnaire Research in a Statistically Valid Way” at the recent National Collegiate Convention in New York City.

Farrokhi, who chairs the research committee at the College Media Advisers Inc., also presented and moderated a research presentation forum at the convention. A number of college professors participated and presented research papers in this panel presentation. Both quantitative as well as qualitative research papers on various issues of contemporary mass media were presented.

Farrokhi also attended the CMA board of directors conference to plan and discuss research presentations for the fall national convention. This convention will be held in Washington, DC, during the first week of November.

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The committee chairs will be responsible for planning, organizing and presenting sessions, workshops, lectures, meetings and special events at the national convention.

The New York convention offered over 300 educational sessions to more than 1,100 college journalists in the areas of print, broadcast, public relations and advertising. The Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) co-sponsored this years College Media convention in New York. CSPA is the oldest national college media organization sponsored by Columbia University. College media advisers represent faculty and staff advisers from the nation's collegiate newspapers, yearbooks, magazines, broadcast and online media.

Farrokhi has been a member of the BHSU faculty since 1986. He earned his Ph.D. in mass communications from Florida State University in 1985.