RQ ch 4 - October 4 2010 Reading Questions Chapter 4 As we...

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October 4, 2010 Reading Questions: Chapter 4 As we begin… & Review 1. Identify the seven (7) criteria for evaluating communication theories, and discuss the importance of each criteria. Scope reflects the amount of communication behaviors that relates to the theory. Logical Consistency provides a clear, non contradictory explanation of the theory. Parsimony means that a theory is simple and complete so that the theory only has the number of concepts that is needed to explain itself. Utility is the level of usefulness a theory has in terms of understanding, shaping, and changing our behaviors. Testability relates to the ability to examine the truthfulness of a theory. Heurism is the amount of stimulated thought brought out by the theory. Test of Time is the durability of a theory over a period of time and whether or not it is still being used. 2. Take the Metatheory Orientation Quiz. Briefly explain the results. (Metatheory Quiz is posted on Blackboard in the Reading Questions folder)
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