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NAME:_____________________

Research Problem Statements in Communication

Part One:

Identify three articles in your field and identify research problem
statements.  Attach a photocopy of the page on which the problem
statement appears.  Use the back of this sheet if you need additional
space.

Research Problem Statement 1:

    State the research problem statement :______________________________

    ___________________________________________________________

    Page on which research problem statement appears:   __________________

Research Problem Statement 2:

    State the research problem statement: ______________________________

     __________________________________________________________

     Page on which research problem statement appears: __________________

Research Problem Statement 3:

    State the research problem statement:______________________________

     __________________________________________________________

     Page on which research problem statement appears: __________________

PART TWO:

Take an area of research that you would like to investigate. Write three
research problem statements on this issue. Review material on proper
form for research problem statements. Make each statement conform to
standards expected for research problem statements. Use the back of
this sheet if you need additional space.

1._____________________________________________________________

     ____________________________________________________________

2._____________________________________________________________

     ____________________________________________________________

3._____________________________________________________________

     ____________________________________________________________

 

NAME:_________________________

Independent and Dependent Variables Identification

Take a look at the following hypotheses. Identify the independent (antecedent)
and  the dependent (consequent) variables for each one. Use the back of this
sheet if you need additional space.

1.  People who have high levels of exposure to television news, will report
     greater satisfaction with life than people who have low levels of exposure
     to television news.

     Independent variable(s)_______________________________________

     Dependent variable(s) ________________________________________

2.  Communicators who have had formal debate training will report higher
     levels of assertiveness than will communicators who have not have formal
     debate training.

     Independent variable(s)_______________________________________

     Dependent variable(s) ________________________________________

3.  When people are exposed to fear arousing messages, as opposed to non
     fear arousing messages, they will report increased levels of anxiety.

     Independent variable(s)_______________________________________

     Dependent variable(s) ________________________________________

4.  The older one is, the greater will be the levels of stress perceived in one's life.

      Independent variable(s)_______________________________________

      Dependent variable(s) ________________________________________

5.  Children who stutter will have higher self esteem than children who do not
      stutter.

       Independent variable(s)_______________________________________

       Dependent variable(s) ________________________________________