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Good Communication Research Methods Textbook
on November 25, 2005
This was the required text for my Communication Research Methods class, so buying it wasn't really an option.
After flipping through the book to see what I was in for this semester, I found the layout of the book to be pretty organized.
1.) Each chapter has an abstract at the beginning and a summary at the end that gives a brief overview of the chapter.
2.) Each chapter has an outline at the beginning to show you how the chapter lays out the topic.
3.) Vocab words are bolded, which is great if you have to know them for a test, and a list of "Key Terms" is at the end of each chapter.
4.) Throughout the chapter, the authors provide examples of warrants and claims to illustrate the points they're trying to make.
5.) Appendix A - A good guide to writing research reports and essays. Definitely helpful with assignments.
Overall, I think that this is a pretty good textbook. The reading tends to be pretty dry, but not completely untolerable.