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Communication Science Theory and Research

An Introduction to Advanced Study

By Marina Krcmar, David Ewoldsen, Michael E Roloff, Ascan Koerner

Routledge – 2013 – 328 pages

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Description

This volume provides a graduate-level introduction to communication science, including theory and scholarship for masters and PhD students as well as practicing scholars. The work defines communication, reviews its history, and provides a broad look at how communication research is conducted. It also includes chapters reviewing the most frequently addressed topics in communication science.

This book presents an overview of theory in general and of communication theory in particular, while offering a broad look at topics in communication that promote understanding of the key issues in communication science for students and scholars new to communication research. The book takes a predominantly "communication science" approach but also situates this approach in the broader field of communication, and addresses how communication science is related to and different from such approaches as critical and cultural studies and rhetoric.

As an overview of communication science that will serve as a reference work for scholars as well as a text for the introduction to communication graduate studies course, this volume is an essential resource for understanding and conducting scholarship in the communication discipline.

Contents

Part I. Communication Theory

1. Philosophy of Science: Introducing theory

2. What is Communication?

3. History of Communication

4. The Chicago School and thinking quantitatively

5. Positivism/Causality/Explanation

6. The Frankfurt School and thinking Qualitatively

7. Doing Research in Communication Science

Part II. Communication Research

8. Effects Models of Mass Communication

9. Media Use Models

10. Message Processing

11. Medium Theories (Agenda Setting, Spiral of Silence)

12. Interpersonal Communication

13. Small Group Communication

14. Organizational Communication

15. Persuasion

16. Political Communication

17. Intercultural Communication

18. Health Communication

19. Computer Mediated Communication

20. Relationships, Marriage and Family Communication

21. The Future of Communication

Name: Communication Science Theory and Research: An Introduction to Advanced Study (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Marina Krcmar, David Ewoldsen, Michael E Roloff, Ascan Koerner. This volume provides a graduate-level introduction to communication science, including theory and scholarship for masters and PhD students as well as practicing scholars. The work defines communication, reviews its history, and provides a broad look at...
Categories: Communication Theory, Communication Research Methods, Communication Studies