Rough Draft Research Proposal

Rough Draft Research Proposal - Leong Coms 312 June 1, 2009...

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Leong Coms 312 June 1, 2009 Final Research Proposal The general research area I have chosen to study is interpersonal communication within the family and how it will affect a person’s communication styles later on in life. More specifically I want to explore the amount of family dinners a person had a week growing up compared to their level of happiness in future relationships such as marriage, business, and friendships. The type of empirical research this study deals with is a correlational study; I will be measuring the effects of the benefits of having family dinners with the level of satisfaction in certain interpersonal relationships. I have chosen this particular area to study, because I am not only extremely interested in interpersonal communication, but I think that it is particularly beneficial to experience high levels of interpersonal communication among family members at a young age. My research question is how will the number of family dinners a week influence a person’s communication styles later on in life? I think that this is a worthy topic to study because in the past, family dinners have been a regular occurrence and now that family dinners are not considered the norm, I feel that the quality of life has gone down. Of course, certain aspects of our lives have improved, but things like the rate of divorce has gone up significantly in the past 20-30 years. I think that by studying this particular area of communication we can realize how important small things, like family dinners, can improve our communication skills and therefore lead to a happier life in the future. 1
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Leong I have looked into several studies concerning the topic of family dinners and communication styles. One article I found was titled, “The Dynamics of Family Dinner Talk: Cultural Contexts for Children's Passages to Adult Discourse”, by Shoshana Blum- Kulka. This study’s research question states: Is there a difference in family dinner conversations between different cultures. The independent variable in this study was the different cultures the researcher looked at, specifically, Israeli and Jewish-American homes. The dependent variable in this study was the context of family discourse dynamics, cultural variation in dinner conversation dynamics, and the double function of dinner conversations as both sociable and socializing events. The results of this study showed that there were differences in the topics discussed at the dinner tables and also that these range of conversations led to better socialization later on in life. The second research study I chose to look at was titled, “Eat your Hamburger!”—“No, I don’t want to!” Argumentation and Argumentative Development in the Context of Dinner Conversation in Twenty Swedish Families, by Asa Brumark. This study’s research question attempts to analyze family dinners in the context of
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