Dec 01, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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COM 451 - Communication Analysis and Research

Theory and practice in and study of methodology for gathering and analyzing data on human communication. Behavior identification, instrument types and uses, and assessment strategies.

Prerequisites: COM 401 and admission to a communication major.

Credits: (4)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand the primary research questions studied in the field of communication.
  • Increase skill in the use of library resources related to the communication literature.
  • Increase ability to develop and write an effective literature review related to a communication research issue.
  • Increase knowledge of basic research design (both qualitative and quantitative) and the scientific method.
  • Increase ability to develop measurement tools and data gathering instruments such as surveys, questionnaires, and observation.
  • Increased ability to describe the process of communication research.

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