Review_sheet_for_Comm_300_Exam_3 - C OMM 300: C...

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Unformatted text preview: C OMM 300: C OMMUNICATION R ESEARCH Exam 3 NOTE: This review sheet lists ALL the material from class and the readings that you will be responsible for on this exam. If it is not on heredont worry about it! If it is on here, make sure you know it well. How we ask questions: Surveys ( Babbie, Ch. 9 & sections of Ch. 4 & 6 ) Units of analysis: different kinds and why they matter Different types of survey, and their strengths, weaknesses & differences Dos & Donts of asking questions Measurement methods: Self-report, other report & behavioral observation, and strengths and weaknesses of each Question formats: funnel, inverted funnel, contingency formats Ordering effects Cross-sectional vs. longitudinal studies (types: trend, cohort, panel, and their characteristics) Review the differences between nominal, ordinal, interval, and ratio levels of measurement (you will not be tested on them directly, but they may be used in the questions you are asked, so make...
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