9780805849837

Routledge Handbook of Applied Communication Research

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  • ISBN13:

    9780805849837

  • ISBN10:

    0805849831

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-06-10
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

Providing a comprehensive examination of applied communication research - including its foundations, research methods employed, significant issues confronted, important contexts in which such research has been conducted, and overviews of some exemplary programs of applied communication research - this book demonstrates the breadth of applied communication scholarship and sets agendas for future scholarship.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tablesp. ix
Editorsp. xi
Contributorsp. xiii
Introductionp. xxix
Foundations of Applied Communication Researchp. 1
The Development of Applied Communication Researchp. 3
Across Applied Divides: Great Debates of Applied Communication Scholarshipp. 26
Practical Theory in Applied Communication Scholarshipp. 55
Methods of Applied Communication Researchp. 79
Using Quantitative Methods to Conduct Applied Communication Researchp. 81
Rhetorical Methods of Applied Communication Scholarshipp. 106
Ethnography in Applied Communication Researchp. 129
Discourse Analysis: The Practice and Practical Value of Taping, Transcribing and Analyzing Talkp. 153
Issues in Applied Communication Researchp. 179
Positioning Gender as Fundamental in Applied Communication Research: Taking a Feminist Turnp. 181
Race as Political Identity: Problematic Issues for Applied Communication Researchp. 203
Technology in/as Applied Communication Researchp. 233
Managing a World of Problems: The Implications of Globalization for Applied Communication Researchp. 257
Applied Communication Ethics: A Summary and Critique of the Research Literaturep. 280
Contexts of Applied Communication Researchp. 307
Family as Agency of Potential: Toward a Positive Ontology of Applied Family Communication Theory and Researchp. 309
Organizational Communication and Applied Communication Research: Parallels, Intersections, Integration, and Engagementp. 331
In the Public Interest: Communication in Nonprofit Organizationsp. 335
Health Communication as Applied Communication Inquiryp. 380
Communication in the Helping Professionsp. 405
Aging and Applied Communication Researchp. 429
Applied Political Communication Researchp. 453
Applied Communication Research in Educational Contextsp. 481
Communication for Participatory Development: Dialogue, Action, and Changep. 506
Exemplary Programs of Applied Communication Researchp. 533
Drug Resistance Strategies Project: Using Narrative Theory to Enhance Adolescents' Communication Competencep. 535
Applied Research on Group Decision Support Systems: The Minnesota GDSS Projectp. 558
Fear Appeals and Public Health: Managing Fear and Creating Hopep. 584
The Multiple Faces of the Public Dialogue Consortium: Scholars, Practitioners, and Dreamers of Better Social Worldsp. 611
Author Indexp. 633
Subject Indexp. 657
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