Communication Theory and Research
This course reviews major theories of communication and provides strategies for theory-based research in the field of Professional and Technical Communication.
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Course Description :The course focuses on the following research methods: problem statement and hypothesis formulation derived from theory; research design and data generation; existing information sources and their acquisition; and analytic techniques. Our goal in the course is to allow students to develop analytic methods--drawn from traditions in both the humanities and the social sciences--which are necessary to generate a well-considered research.
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Chapter #1 - The Foundations of Research
Chapter #2 - Theory and Models in Communication
Chapter #3 - Designing Communication Research
Chapter #4 - The Initial Proposal for a Research
Chapter #5 - Coding Transcripts
Chapter #6 - Descriptive Statistics- Location Strategies
Chapter #7 - Examining Relationships Through the Correlation Coefficient
Chapter #8 - Paired-Samples T-Test
Chapter #9 - Independent Samples T-Test
Chapter #10 - Regression Analysis