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Introduction to Communication Research


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              Communication Research Methods

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A Guide to Writing and Usage

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How to use the APA citation Form

Data Sets

Data for Analysis:
National Communication Association Survey of Communication Practices; Attitudes; Fallacies

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Chapter 1:
The Role of Research in Communication

Chapter 2: Communication Research Problems and Hypotheses

Chapter 3: Conceptualizations in Communication Research

Chapter 4:
Using Communication Research Sources

Chapter 5:
Composing the Communication Argument: The Reasoning and the Evidence

Chapter 6:
Conducting Textual And Content Analysis

Chapter 7:
Participant Observation Research

Chapter 8:
Measurement in Communication Research

Chapter 9:
Design of Descriptive Empirical Research in Communication

Chapter 10:
Design of Experimental Research in Communication

Chapter 11:

Chapter 12:
Descriptive Statistics

Chapter 13: Introductory Inferential Statistics I: Hypothesis Testing with Two Means

Chapter 14: Introductory Inferential Statistics II: Beyond Two Means


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