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Communication Research: Strategies and Sources (with Infotrac)by Rebecca B Rubin
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Designed to help readers learn how to successfully use literature and other sources in writing effective papers, COMMUNICATION RESEARCH: STRATEGIES AND SOURCES, Seventh Edition, demystifies the research process by helping students master library skills, scholarly writing, and the latest research technology tools. In addition, this communication research text places special emphasis on using library resources in the literature search as it helps readers strategize, develop, and complete communication research.
Book News Annotation:
Rubin (Kent State University) acquaints students with communication research and the vast array of information sources available in the field. She overviews the steps for beginning communication research, and describes online and published sources, accessible through most medium-sized college and university libraries, that will be useful for conducting documentary, archival, and library research. The book can used as a supplemental text, and will help students in preparing thesis and dissertation proposals and literature reviews. This sixth edition adds new online sources, and updates examples and text to correspond to the latest edition of the APA style manual.
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Write more effective research papers with COMMUNICATION RESEARCH! Designed to teach you how complete communication research and successfully use literature and other sources in writing effective papers, this communication text provides you with the skills you need to succeed. The research process is demystified through the coverage library skills, scholarly writing, and the latest research technology tools. Exercises and examples found in each chapter help you apply what you have learned.
This text for communication research is designed to help students learn how to successfully use literature and other sources in writing effective papers and to strategize, develop and complete communication research, placing special emphasis on using library resources to search for literature. It demystifies the research process by teaching students library skills and scholarly writing, and it acquaints them with the latest research technology tools.
Table of Contents
Part One: COMMUNICATION RESEARCH STRATEGIES. 1. Studying Communication. 2. Searching the Communication Literature. 3. Using the Internet for Communication Research. 4. Using Computers to Search Electronic Databases. Part Two: COMMUNICATION RESEARCH SOURCES. 5. General Sources. 6. Access Tools. 7. Communication Periodicals. 8. Information Complications. Part Three: COMMUNICATION RESEARCH PROCESSES. 9. Designing the Communication Research Project. 10. Writing Research Papers. 11. Preparing Research Projects. 12. Conducting a Research Study. Appendix A: APA Style Basics. Appendix B: Social and Psychological Antecedents of VCR Use. Appendix C: Glossary. Subject Index. Source Index.
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