TechComm, Lecture 4 - Stating Problems

TechComm, Lecture 4 - Stating Problems - 5.STATINGPROBLEMS...

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5. STATING PROBLEMS:   WRITING INTRODUCTIONS Technical Communication Dr. Soltanianzadeh, Dr. Rahmani Technical Communications, University of Tehran.  
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Introducing a problem Knowing how to state a problem is critical to the  writing process Necessary for Abstracts Introductions Analysis of results Reviews 2 Dr. Soltanianzadeh, Dr. Rahmani Technical Communications, University of Tehran.  
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Cognitive dissonance  (Festinger, 1957) Stating introductions as conflict is a strong communication The mind wants to eliminate chaos, worry, and psychological discomfort. A problem is a conflict between two terms –  but  B . Term types Fact Value Belief Expectation Perception Ex: “ Belief A”  conflicts with “ perception B” Our new stereo system must appeal to that teenage market [belief A ] However, it apparently does not appeal to this important market [perception B ] Psychology of “Problems” A Fact, value, belief, expectation or perception but But, however, although, in contrast, in spite of B Fact, value, belief, expectation or perception 3 Dr. Soltanianzadeh, Dr. Rahmani Technical Communications, University of Tehran.  
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Stating problems – Audience dependent
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