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Asking and Answering  Questions Ron Sandwina, Ph.D. Communication Studies Department IUPUI
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What is Research? n Communication research is…. . q “the process of asking questions and finding answers” (Keyton, 2001, p. 2).
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Asking Questions n Asking questions is at the core of the research process. There are four types of questions: 1. Questions of Definition 2. Questions of Fact 3. Questions of Value 4. Questions of Policy
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Questions of Definition q These questions seek to discover how to define phenomenon. q There are two basic ways of categorizing questions of definition. n Reportive : how a term is customarily used – the dictionary – like definition. n Stipulative : How a term is defined by the researcher. § A particular type of stipulative definition is the operational definition.
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n “Questions of fact are concerned with describing the world as it is according to what we know at that time” (Hocking, Stacks, & McDermott, 2003, p.9). q
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This note was uploaded on 10/22/2011 for the course COMM G310 taught by Professor Sandwina during the Spring '09 term at IUPUI.

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