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comm1.0117 - Comm 1 Mullin 1/17/08 Conceptualizing...

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Comm 1 Mullin 1/17/08 Conceptualizing Communication Part II: Models What is a model? o Abstract representation of the “real thing” Why model communication? o To help visualize and organize info clearly o To suggest new ideas o To help make predictions about behavior A good model ideally should include: Primary components of communication – bits and pieces Important characteristics of communication – 3 main characteristics How everything fits together But most models limit their focus to things they care about most Take most useful model to your experiment Primary components of Communication People – sources and receivers Message – verbal/nonverbal symbols Channel/medium Noise – interference/disrupting message getting to you (tired, not listening, bias, etc) Feedback – messages get responded to Context/setting – interpersonal or mass, etc Important Characteristics of Communication Communication is symbolic o Verbal and non-verbal symbols are used to exchange meaning – get ideas
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2008 for the course COMM 1 taught by Professor Mullin during the Winter '07 term at UCSB.

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