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Communication Theory and Scholarship

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Communication Theory and Scholarship Observing, Learning, and Reporting Lecture by Natalie Nelson-Marsh Observing, learning, and reporting Fundamental goals of communication research Engage in the phenomena Do up an account of the observance Proactively Focus Select and summarize Relationships between places, actors, and activities Distinguish between…. Questions researchers are attempting to answer Who are the actors What is the person here for How do they function within the group Status tells us their relation in this Tension between status and actual performance How is the scene set up Choice and organization of artifacts Images projected-important Décor, furnishings, objects To help understand social action Material culture-scene-parts played Ho do initial interactions occur How group socializes and communicates Actual social interaction taking place Situations-on background relationships How do actors claim attention Responsibility/information When and how Messages travel and recognized Focused and expanded-decisions
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Unformatted text preview: Where and when do actors interact Under what conditions They assemble-meaningfully and purposefully Strategic coordination Location and timing Public behavior- “markers” and “tensions” How members in a group use signs to disclose, conceal, and transform their relational status Which events are significant Define relationship, and communicative events Notice form and content of communication on reconstructing data Performing in-making sense Realities Analyzing and narrating Scratch notes and field notes Scratch notes Observation notes Condensed Within immediate field situation Hastily in privacy Brief notations about actions, statements, dialogue, objects, and impressions Field notes Short hand reconstructions of events, observation, and conversations that took place in the field Permanent record Objectifying events Becomes the event Must be written 24 hrs. after or memory of…will fade Chronological record Reads like a narrative/story...
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