Learn how the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information is committed to supporting our communities and partners in the global fight against COVID-19.
Global Sentiments Surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic on Twitter: Analysis of Twitter Trends
With the World Health Organization’s pandemic declaration and government-initiated actions against coronavirus disease (COVID-19), sentiments surrounding COVID-19 have evolved rapidly. This study aimed to examine worldwide trends of four emotions—fear, anger, sadness, and joy—and the narratives underlying those emotions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
When Viruses and Misinformation Spread: How Young Singaporeans Navigated Uncertainty in the Early Stages of the COVID-19 Outbreak
Guided by the frameworks of uncertainty management and sensemaking during crises, this study examined how young adults in Singapore managed uncertainty around the COVID-19 outbreak.
Effects of COVID-19 Misinformation on Information Seeking, Avoidance and Processing: A multicountry Comparative Study
This study highlights negative consequences of misinformation during a global pandemic and addresses possible cultural and situational differences in how people interpret and respond to misinformation.
WKWSCI undertakes interdisciplinary research spanning the fields of communication and information, led by talented research staff.
WKWSCI’s main research strengths lie in two areas, namely, social media studies and information behaviour research.
Reflective of the significance and richness of the School’s research efforts, our current projects are funded by a variety of organisations.