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Communication Theory
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This 0 page Class Notes was uploaded by Molly McGeeney on Wednesday February 3, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Com 295 - 03 at Grand Valley State University taught by Seiler in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 26 views. For similar materials see Communication Theory in Journalism and Mass Communications at Grand Valley State University.

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Date Created: 02/03/16
Class notes To tell you the honest truth I Why Communication 0 Well rounded and practical 0 WII 3944 communication was key during the war forced communication American GI wanted a normal life suburbs Need to understand Marxism communism Lenin Stalin Soviet union need to negotiate with people Propaganda manipulation of information well all do it Need to ll the houses furniture dishes windows all part of consumerism D Also led to advertising D Through all this communication became a legit scholarship not a part of philosophy psychology D Research 0 Hard core science physics Vs Research in Communication humanities O 0 Science Similarities Constants speed of light formulas EMCquot2 Mathematics Deductive reasoning Go from general to the speci c cell to ribosomes How to remember DeductiveGener al Axiology value 0 or neutral research for knowledge practicality determines the axiology Epistemology nature of knowledge in science is objective universal laws to explain how the world works constants Ontology nature of existence in science deals with research W Scienti c Method Preliminary research Ask a question More research Hypothesis Experiment Collect and analyze your data Communicate your results accept or reject your hypothesis know if you can replicate it U IIPDONI r F 0 Variability no formulas but we have models abstract representations 0 People complex organisms 0 Statistics look for trends bell curves focus groups 0 Inductive reasoning Go from the speci c to the general message D demographic D men D who shave 0 Axiology immediate don t do the research until you see the need for it want to see results quickly through communication 0 Epistemology nature of knowledge in communication is subjective humans complex goals create our own meaning deliberate actions 0 Ontology nature of existence in communications you are dealing with individuals who form societies cultures clubs Researcher part of research This creates m Messy because of language symbols that are arbitrary Language is uid learned shared meaning it is our identity Natural language Arti cial language mathematics that is separate from computer sign language the research Communication deals with relationship but there is not one true de nition of communication


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