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Research Methods and Communication in the Social Sciences

Research Methods and Communication in the Social Sciences

  • Author: Tesfa G. Gebremedhin,Luther G. Tweeten
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 0275949303
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 167
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Integrates critical thinking and scientific method for graduate students, professors, and others doing research work in the social sciences.

Research Methods for the Social Sciences

Research Methods for the Social Sciences

  • Author: Jerry Wellington,Marcin Szczerbinski
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 0826485677
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 234
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Genuine one-stop resource including qualitative and quantitive research approaches covering multidisciplinary examples.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods

  • Author: Mike Allen
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1483381455
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 2064
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Communication research is evolving and changing in a world of online journals, open-access, and new ways of obtaining data and conducting experiments via the Internet. Although there are generic encyclopedias describing basic social science research methodologies in general, until now there has been no comprehensive A-to-Z reference work exploring methods specific to communication and media studies. Our entries, authored by key figures in the field, focus on special considerations when applied specifically to communication research, accompanied by engaging examples from the literature of communication, journalism, and media studies. Entries cover every step of the research process, from the creative development of research topics and questions to literature reviews, selection of best methods (whether quantitative, qualitative, or mixed) for analyzing research results and publishing research findings, whether in traditional media or via new media outlets. In addition to expected entries covering the basics of theories and methods traditionally used in communication research, other entries discuss important trends influencing the future of that research, including contemporary practical issues students will face in communication professions, the influences of globalization on research, use of new recording technologies in fieldwork, and the challenges and opportunities related to studying online multi-media environments. Email, texting, cellphone video, and blogging are shown not only as topics of research but also as means of collecting and analyzing data. Still other entries delve into considerations of accountability, copyright, confidentiality, data ownership and security, privacy, and other aspects of conducting an ethical research program. Features: 652 signed entries are contained in an authoritative work spanning four volumes available in choice of electronic or print formats. Although organized A-to-Z, front matter includes a Reader’s Guide grouping entries thematically to help students interested in a specific aspect of communication research to more easily locate directly related entries. Back matter includes a Chronology of the development of the field of communication research; a Resource Guide to classic books, journals, and associations; a Glossary introducing the terminology of the field; and a detailed Index. Entries conclude with References/Further Readings and Cross-References to related entries to guide students further in their research journeys. The Index, Reader’s Guide themes, and Cross-References combine to provide robust search-and-browse in the e-version.

Mass Communication Research Methods: Researching media content and representation (continued). Framing analysis. The constructionist approach to framing : bringing culture back in

Mass Communication Research Methods: Researching media content and representation (continued). Framing analysis. The constructionist approach to framing : bringing culture back in

  • Author: Anders Hansen
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: N.A
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Communication Research

Communication Research

Techniques, Methods and Applications

  • Author: G. M. du Plooy
  • Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780702156410
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 379
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Approaches to conducting advertising, mass-media audiences, and mass-media efficiency research in organizational and development contexts are detailed in this reference. Among the topics covered are qualitative and quantitative approaches to research methodology, the steps involved in the research process, data collection, and the procedures used in applying a research design and interpreting research data. Designed to accommodate a variety of learning styles, this book imparts the framework in which to acquire and develop research, problem solving, and communication skills, and basic individual, moral, and ethical values.

Fundamentals of Human Communication

Fundamentals of Human Communication

Social Science in Everday Life

  • Author: Margaret DeFleur,Patricia Kearney,Melvin DeFleur,Timothy Plax
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • ISBN: 9780078036897
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 512
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Fundamentals of Human Communication presents the basic theoretical and practical concepts of the human communication process. DeFleur uses a multidisciplinary approach, with a balance of innovative and traditional perspectives to give students the tools to communicate effectively in the workplace and in everyday situations

A Handbook of Media and Communication Research

A Handbook of Media and Communication Research

Qualitative and Quantitative Methodologies

  • Author: Klaus Bruhn Jensen
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136597646
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 448
  • View: 1888
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A Handbook of Media and Communication Research presents qualitative as well as quantitative approaches to the study of media and communication, integrating perspectives from both the social sciences and the humanities. Taking methodology as a strategic level of analysis that joins practical concerns with theoretical issues, the Handbook offers a comprehensive and in-depth review of the field and a set of guidelines for how to think about, plan, and carry out media and communication studies in different social and cultural contexts. The second edition has been thoroughly updated with reference to the development of the internet, mobile, and other digital media. Each chapter addresses shifting configurations of established media organizations, media discourses, and media users in networked practices of communication. The introduction and one further chapter probe changing conceptions on mass and interpersonal, online and offline communication – in research as in everyday life. Three new chapters have been added to exemplify different forms of research employing multiple methods to study multiple media in multiple contexts. List of contributors: Klaus Bruhn Jensen, Barrie Gunter, Rasmus Helles, Annette Hill, Stig Hjarvard, Peter Larsen, Amanda Lotz, Graham Murdock, Horace Newcomb, Paddy Scannell, Lynn Schofield Clark, Kim Christian Schrøder

The SAGE Handbook of Communication and Instruction

The SAGE Handbook of Communication and Instruction

  • Author: Deanna L. Fassett,John T. Warren
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412970873
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 471
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The SAGE Handbook of Communication and Instruction functions as a comprehensive resource for scholars, graduate students, and general readers interested in the intersections of communication and instruction, irrespective of paradigm, method, or disciplinary background. Each chapter selection in the Handbook roots contemporary work in disciplinary foundations and identifies avenues for future inquiry. Features & Benefits: - Compiles original research and reviews of research in the intersections of communication and instruction from key figures in the disciplines, not only helping readers see present and future trajectories in this area of inquiry in foundational lines of research but also providing a sense of how this area has grown along a series of different theoretical and methodological approaches - Helps readers identify avenues for research, in consultation with both key figures and innovators in this area of inquiry - Serves as the primary contemporary and multi-paradigmatic guide to the study of the intersections of communication and instruction, recognizing all paradigmatic approaches and methods as meaningful The Handbook will not only strengthen readers' interest in and comfort with different paradigmatic approaches to communication and instruction, but also make possible a generation of well-rounded, comprehensive, and effective researchers, capable of reading a broad array of work from a variety of approaches.

Internet Research Methods

Internet Research Methods

A Practical Guide for the Social and Behavioural Sciences

  • Author: Claire Hewson
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761959205
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 155
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Offering a concise, comprehensive guide to conducting research on the Internet, this book provides a detailed explanation of all the main areas of Internet research. It distinguishes between primary research (using the Internet to recruit participants, to administer the research process and to collect results) and secondary research (using the Internet to access available material online). The book is designed for social science researchers and presents a user-friendly, practical guide that will be invaluable to both students and researchers who wish to incorporate the Internet into their research practice.

Handbook of Research on Management of Cultural Products: E-Relationship Marketing and Accessibility Perspectives

Handbook of Research on Management of Cultural Products: E-Relationship Marketing and Accessibility Perspectives

E-Relationship Marketing and Accessibility Perspectives

  • Author: Aiello, Lucia
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 1466650087
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 486
  • View: 597
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An integrated approach to investigate, create, and propose a model for the value creation of cultural products is essential in maintaining its connection with e-relationship marketing; this examination is important in recognizing a common perspective. The Handbook of Research on Management of Cultural Products: E-Relationship Marketing and Accessibility Perspectives examines the potential value of cultural products and how the support of new technologies can enable non-conventional and social-media marketing relationships. This book aims to highlight an emerging subject area in the field of financial management, management of value creation, and marketing that will be essential for scientists, researchers, and practitioners.

Research Methods in the Social Sciences

Research Methods in the Social Sciences

  • Author: Bridget Somekh,Cathy Lewin
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412933900
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 376
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A companion website is available for this text! "This book provides an excellent balance between theory and practical application in social research. The book works well to develop students' understanding of particular methods of inquiry, embedding them within "real world" settings. I envisage that it will help students to understand the nuances of particular approaches, the complimentarity of certain methods, and the areas of conflict/contention within social research in a way that overcomes the sometimes abstract nature of these discussions" - Dr Jon Tan, School of Education and Professional Training, Leeds Metropolitan University "This book unlocks all of the important areas of social science research in an easily digestible and stimulating style. Both students and supervisors in a range of disciplines will find this an excellent resource" - Fazal Rizvi, Professor in Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Rather than being written by one or two `generalists', this innovative book is written by a large number of active researchers about their specialisms in methods/methodologies. The book introduces all the key qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and methods and seeks to draw readers into a community of researchers engaged in reflection on the research process. Included are narrative accounts of carrying out a research study that explore the way in which the research design and methods are shaped by the methodology, discussing problematic issues, and reflecting on the way in which knowledge and understanding develop. Aimed at researchers and postgraduate students, it will also be invaluable for students at masters level. Click on the companion website logo above to access additional resources and links to accompany each chapter in the book. "Research Methods in the Social Sciences is a valuable pedagogical tool. It is organized as a dialogue between theory and key concepts, and practice - stories from the field allowing novices and scholars alike to see how critical interpretive research is actually conducted" - Norman K Denzin, University of Illinois

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Spatially Integrated Social Science

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Spatially Integrated Social Science

  • Author: Robert Stimson
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 0857932977
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 688
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The chapters in this book provide coverage of the theoretical underpinnings and methodologies that typify research using a Spatially Integrated Social Science (SISS) approach. This insightful Handbook is intended chiefly as a primer for students and bu

Inside Family Viewing (Routledge Revivals)

Inside Family Viewing (Routledge Revivals)

Ethnographic Research on Television's Audiences

  • Author: James Lull
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317908112
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 206
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First published in 1990, this title presents a rich account of how television intersects with family life in American and other world cultures. From an analysis of the political and cultural significance of China’s most important television series to detailed descriptions of how families in the United States interpret and use television at home, James Lull’s ethnographic work marks an important stage in the study of the role of the mass media in contemporary culture. This title will be of interest not only to those in media and communications, but also to those in the broader fields of cultural anthropology and sociology.

Replication research in the social sciences

Replication research in the social sciences

  • Author: James William Neuliep
  • Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
  • ISBN: 9780803940918
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 517
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This book is essential reading for anyone conducting research in the social and behavioural sciences. No other volume offers researchers such concise and authoritative information on replication and its importance in the furtherance of knowledge. The 36 chapters include discussions on replication in behavioural research, editorial bias against replication research, and the replication process in social research.

Mass Communication Research Methods

Mass Communication Research Methods

  • Author: Anders Hansen
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 081473572X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 350
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Mass Communication Research Methods provides a systematic and comprehensive introduction to the key research methods and approaches used in the study of mass communication and media. Originating from the internationally renowned Leicester Centre for Mass Communication Research, this book offers an indispensable guide for students in a wide range of courses, including communications, media and cultural studies, and other social science disciplines that offer students the opportunity to research mass communication and media issues. Beginning with a clear and cogent discussion of the principles behind good research, including the key question of how to select the right methods for individual research questions, the authors go on to explore in a thorough and systematic fashion a range of different methods and approaches. From the study of media organizations and the practices of media professionals to media content, representations, and audiences, the development and application of each method is described in depth and the steps involved clearly outlined. Examples of research instruments are given where appropriate, and in each case references for further reading are provided. Mass Communication Research Methods is the definitive companion, reference, and source for everyone involved in mass communication research.

Handbook of Research on Methods and Techniques for Studying Virtual Communities: Paradigms and Phenomena

Handbook of Research on Methods and Techniques for Studying Virtual Communities: Paradigms and Phenomena

Paradigms and Phenomena

  • Author: Daniel, Ben Kei
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 160960041X
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 984
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"This book satisfies the need for methodological consideration and tools for data collection, analysis and presentation in virtual communities, covering studies on various types of virtual communities, making this reference a comprehensive source of research for those in the social sciences and humanities"--Provided by publisher.

Visual Research Methods in the Social Sciences

Visual Research Methods in the Social Sciences

Awakening Visions

  • Author: Stephen Spencer
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134014465
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 296
  • View: 1988
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Visual Research Methods is a guide for students, researchers and teachers in the social sciences who wish to explore and actively use a visual dimension in their research. This book offers an integrated approach to doing visual research, showing the potential for building convincing case studies using a mix of visual forms including: archive images, media, maps, objects, buildings, and video interviews. Examples of the visual construction of ‘place’, social identity and trends of analysis are given in the first section of the book, whilst the essays in the second section highlight the astonishing creativity and innovation of four visual researchers. Each detailed example serves as a touchstone of quality and analysis in research, with themes ranging from the ethnography of a Venezuelan cult goddess to the forensic photography of the skeleton of a fourteenth-century nobleman. They give a keen sense of the motives, philosophies and benefits of using visual research methods. This volume will be of practical interest to those embarking on visual research as well as more experienced researchers. Key concerns include the power of images and their changing significance in a world of cross – mediation, techniques of analysis and ethical issues, and how to unlock the potential of visual data for research.

Design Science Research Methods and Patterns, Innovating Information and Communication Technology

Design Science Research Methods and Patterns, Innovating Information and Communication Technology

  • Author: CTI Reviews
  • Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
  • ISBN: 146720854X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 21
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Design Science Research Methods and Patterns, Innovating Information and Communication Technology. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Teaching Research Methods in the Social Sciences

Teaching Research Methods in the Social Sciences

  • Author: Dr Claire Wagner,Dr Mark Garner,Ms Barbara Kawulich
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1409491862
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 264
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How can excellence in the teaching of research methods be encouraged and ensured? This question has become increasingly important following the adoption of research methodology as a core part of many postgraduate and undergraduate courses. There has, however, been little discussion about the aims and methods of teaching the subject. In this volume; a number of authors from a variety of countries and disciplines employ their knowledge and experience towards the development of a 'pedagogical culture' in research methods. Their aim is to establish the extent of common concerns and challenges and to demonstrate ways in which these are being met. Intended to provide both a stimulus and source materials for the development of a more substantial and systematic literature in the field, the book will be of great interest to all those teaching research methods courses within social science disciplines.

Research Methods in Language and Education

Research Methods in Language and Education

8

  • Author: Nancy H. Hornberger,David Corson,P. Corson
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9780792349358
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 378
  • View: 3581
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The present volume seeks to enable language and education practitioners, researchers, and interested lay readers alike to get a sense of the range of issues being pursued in language and education research and the array of methods employed to do so. A major assumption of the volume is that both micro and macro perspectives and both social and linguistic levels of analysis are critical for an understanding of the interaction between language and education. It is organized in four parts, focusing in turn on language and education in relation to society, variation, culture, and interaction. The contributing scholars hail from five continents and nine countries; they represent a great diversity of linguistic, cultural, and disciplinary traditions. For all that, what is most impressive about this volume is the unity of purpose and outlook with regard to the central role of language as both vehicle and mediator of educational processes and to the need for continued and deepening research into the limits and possibilities that implies.