Basic Traditions 5 - Communication Theory and Scholarship...

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Communication Theory and Scholarship Basic Traditions Lecture by Natalie Nelson-Marsh Practical theory-capture differences among situations, provide a set of understanding alternative actions 5 actions: 1.) Voluntary-humans are self-motivating 2.) Knowledge created socially, process of communicator interaction 3.) Historical-reflect settings and times create, they change 4.) Affect reality note separate but a part of worlds created 5.) Value laden-never neutral theoretical vantage point, practical paradigm, underlining values Philosophical assumptions Epistemology- Assume people take on a true role in creating knowledge from discovery and interaction Process of individuals Describe how individuals operate Ontology- Individuals-goal-directed agents Create meanings Make real choices Act in situations Individual governed by prior events Behave different in different situations Rules change Axiology- How people interrupt/act on experience in various social/cultural situations Concepts-
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2011 for the course COMMUNICAT COMM taught by Professor Natalienelson-marsh during the Spring '09 term at Boise State.

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