Review+sheet+for+Comm+300+Exam+1 - ▪ Numbers as objective...

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C OMM 300: C OMMUNICATION R ESEARCH Exam 1 NOTE: This review sheet is meant to guide you as to the main concepts/terms that will be covered in the exam, but is by no means exhaustive. Make sure you are prepared to be tested on all materials covered in lecture and all main concepts and ideas from the assigned readings, even if they were not covered in class. Ways of knowing ( ) All non-scientific ways of knowing covered in class/textbook (authority, tradition, selective attention, etc.) Drawbacks of these approaches Characteristics & strengths of the scientific approach Definition of theory Research questions vs. hypotheses Understanding research in society ( ) Elements of social theory Types of scientific inquiry (deduction, induction, grounded theory)
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Unformatted text preview: ▪ Numbers as objective truths, subjective accounts & intersubjective realities ▪ How we decide if numbers have value ▪ Questions to be asked when evaluating the value of research Ethics of doing research ( Babbie, Ch. 3 & Lehrer article ) ▪ Significant moments in history leading to research standards/ethics (Nuremberg, Tuskegee, Milgram, 1990s shift to rights to access) ▪ Ethical responsibilities of researchers ▪ Definitions & components of: voluntary participation, informed consent, do no harm, right to privacy (confidentiality vs. anonymity), debriefing ▪ IRB boards: purposes, issues, specially protected groups, times when IRB approval isn’t needed ▪ Ethical issues in deception studies ▪ Ethical issues of participant trust ▪ Autism case study (discussed in class on 2/7) ▪ The decline effect & what that means for research ethics and progress (Lehrer article)...
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