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Comm review answers - Comm Review Answers 1 Communication is an exchange of meaningful symbols-characteristics include a process meaning it is

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Comm Review Answers 1. Communication is an exchange of meaningful symbols-characteristics include: a process meaning it is ongoing and systematic, contextual because the context is important to the meaning of any interaction, irreversible meaning you can’t take back what you have said, transactional because it is a sequence of exchanges that are simultaneous and mutually influential (interdependence). Intentional is a possible characteristic. 2. Components of the communication process include: a sender/receiver, message, a channel/medium, feedback, context/setting, and noise. 3. Content is the actual message itself (the words). The relational dimension is the movement of the ideas back and forth. 4. Noise is any interference that gets in the way of the message. It can be technical (physical interruption of the message such as someone being hard of hearing or music being too loud to hear) or it can be semantic (psychological interruptions like biases or distractions). 5. We use models to organize information, to help visualize complex reality, to suggest new ideas, and to make predictions. The linear model was one way and left no room for feedback making it non-transactional; it also neglected to include setting and noise. The transactional model allows for feedback and interdependence but it lacks noise so it implies all communication is successful. The new model allows for noise and is therefore more realistic, but still lacks context. 6. The levels of communication are: Intrapersonal- within self (imagined interactions or rehearsed interactions ex: rehearsing a convo w/ a boy across the room) Interpersonal- with another person (convo w/ a friend) Intercultural- between different groups or cultures (example?) Small Group- 3 or more people try to influence each other (churches or social situations) Public- 1 or a few individuals to an audience in a public place (auditorium, classroom, people are often designated to do certain things ex: introduce speaker) Organizational- among members of an organization (businesses, hospitals, government . agencies, military organizations) Mass- messages intended for masses limited opportunity for feedback large audience) 7. Main characteristics of the scientific method include a problem, hypothesis, experiment to collect data, analysis of data, a conclusion, and repetition. It is empirical (carefully
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observe and measure), objective (use a set of rules and procedures to aim to remove bias), logical (inferences from data are consistent and rational and need support of data), and public (findings reported to scientific community).
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course COMM 100 taught by Professor Farrar during the Fall '08 term at UConn.

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Comm review answers - Comm Review Answers 1 Communication is an exchange of meaningful symbols-characteristics include a process meaning it is

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