Nomothetic - Philosophical Assumptions (beliefs, values,...

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Theory and Philosophy of Communication Communicational Theory Lecture by: Dr. Natalie Nelson-Marsh Nomothetic Dominant critgue, universal or general laws Concepts (terms) Is it valid? (tested-variables) how to measure/test Is it reliable? Consistent Falsifiable Explanations (questions) Exclusively causes X causes Y Behavior – more consistent Something that causes this Control out of the individual Behaving towards this Covering laws – predicts what will happen-can control environments Principles (moral/ethic code) Detection of how social life works by making judgments Offering advice Assuming you can take yourself out Laws to help see Seeking universal laws
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Unformatted text preview: Philosophical Assumptions (beliefs, values, etc.) Epistemological Knowledge acquired outside of oneself Empiricist observing the world absolute-universally Shared knowledge is objective Ontological Assumptions of reality Determintents material reality-exists outside the human reality A prior Discover reality Axiological Being value free Put knowledge out there Responsible for putting findings out there because they discovered the truth Life example: Choose a life an explain this life example using the theoretical concepts while staying consistent with the philosophical assumptions....
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2011 for the course COMMUNICAT COMM 421 taught by Professor Dr.natalienelson-marsh during the Fall '10 term at Boise State.

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