What is the first step of communication research?

Research Methods

 

Note: Reading Questions are due on Canvas at 11:59pm the night BEFORE class.

 

Reading Questions for Frey Chapter 2

 

 

  1. What is the first step of communication research?

 

  1. What is the goal of the research topic?

 

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  1. What is basic research? Provide an example.

 

 

 

  1. Read the list of Divisions, commissions, and caucuses. Can you think of additional items?

 

 

 

 

  1. What is applied research? Provide an example.

 

  1. List the two things a Research Question or Hypothesis are designed to accomplish.

 

 

 

  1. What is the purpose of a research question? What is a variable?

 

 

  1. What is an independent variable and what other names does it have?

 

 

 

  1. What is a dependent variable and what other names does it have?

 

 

 

 

  1. What is an ordered variable? Provide an example.

 

  1. What is a nominal variable? Provide an example.

 

Please continue the rest of the reading for general understanding.

 

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