What are the course values and objectives?
List the first two principles of communication theory
Explain each of the three important components of the definition of theory (e.g., “set of hunches is the first), and provide an example of each
Name the three images in theory discussed by Em Griffin and in class. Explain how each is useful. Come up with your own image of theory and provide an explanation.
There are five important ideas enscapulated in the definition of <i>communication</i> as presented by Em Griffin and in class. Name and explain each of these ideas (or elements).
What is posed by Judee Burgoon regarding communication theory?
Nontechnical term used by Judee Burgoon in reference to communication theory
Hunches that communicaiton theory are built about should be…
Communicators usually make_____________ choices about a message’s form and substance.
Truism among communication scholars
The effect or outcome of a communication message
According to <i>interpersonal deception theory</i>, the following would count as strategic moves/strategic behavior
T/F: Theories should be posed if there is clear or widely accepted explanation of a given phenomena
T/F: For clarity, a communication theory should rest on a single hunch or isolated idea
Scholars generally agree on a definition of communication
Text and message can be used synonymously
Third principle of communication theory
Central question addressed by epistemology
For a strict social scientist, humans________________.
Determinists hold that…
For the behavioral scientist, the relationship between individual freedom and predictability is such that as individual freedom goes up…
The basic activity of the behavioral scientist
the interpretive scholar strives for….
A purpose of a scientific theory
T/F: The objective approach assumes truth is singular and is accessible through unbiased sensory observation, and is committed to uncovering cause-and-effect relationships
T/F: The interpretive approach assumes multiple meanings or truths are possible through unbiased sensory observation, and is committed to the linguistic work of assigning meaning or value to communication texts
T/F: Effective communication theories describe and predict only those objective facts that can be sensed by an individual and will not speculate about the subjective meanings inside our heads
T/F: Most practitioners agree that the terms “scientific” and “objective” are largely interchangeable. Likewise, interpretive scholars all agree on the companion term of “humanist”
T/F: Scientists believe that there is only one reality “out there” and that truth is therefore singular
T/F: Although surveys are of immense help in describing what is happening, they are of no value in validating a theory
T/F: A text is, quite simply, any record of a message that can be analyzed by others
T/F: Textual analysis calls for researchers to immerse themselves into a culture and, by careful observation, reason out what the “texture and culture” is like
fourth principle of communication theory
Characteristics of quantitative methods
Characteristics of qualitative methods
Explain the difference btwn deductive and inductive approaches to research. Include “theory” and “research” in your explanation
5 ways the article “communicative value of tattoos” comes from an objective approach
Hard Cases: Prison Tattooing as Visual Argument=Interpretive approach
Come up with a communication topic (other than tattoos). Explain how a theorist could study this topic from each of the 4 different methods discussed in class. Use 2-3 sentences for each method.
T/F: Philipsen’s speech codes theory asserts that every culture has a code system that lays out meanings and ideals
T/F: <i>Homophily theory</i> predictsthat people are more likely to interact with individuals dissimilar to themselves in respect to a variety of qualities and characteristics
T/F: <i>Homophily</i> is the degree to which interactants are similar to one another
5th principle of comm theory
4 activities done in class. Explain the take away msg using course concepts for each of these activities
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