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Section II - Section II Communication Among Researchers...

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Section II. Communication Among Researchers: Professional Associations, Conferences and Journals Major Academic Associations and Journals in Communication Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly Journalism Monographs Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media International Communication Association (ICA) Journal of Communication Human Communication Research Communication Theory Journal of Applied Communication National Communication Association (NCA) Spectra [the NCA newsletter] Quarterly Journal of Speech [deals primarily with issues of speech and rhetoric] Communications Monographs [empirical studies in human communication] Critical Studies in Mass Communication [critical/cultural studies] Journal of Applied Communication Research Communication Education Text & Performance Quarterly Conducting a Literature Search Decide on a topic of interest Find recent articles on that topic; check suggestions for future research in the conclusions section; use the references to generate a bibliography Generate a list of "key words" for use with various sources Determine which journals, databases, or reference books would be most useful for your subject of interest by asking reference librarians, professors, or fellow students or from published descriptions of available sources: o Academic Journals in Communication: (see above list)
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o Computer services: For example, LUIS, Sociofile, PsychLit, Comabstracts, ComIndex, Dialog, Lexus, Nexus o World-Wide Web sites: there are lots! A very relevant one is CIOS (Communication Institute for On-Line Scholarship). Also, most of our professional associations have web pages now. Many of these services and sources are free to students and accessible through the University library system and our own computer lab, or your home computer with modem. Using these and other services, a thorough review of all pertinent literature on any given subject may be completed. Step-by-step instructions for each of these services are available to students. Contents of Journal Articles Two Vitally Important Terms -- Know the Distinction: Rationale The purpose of the rationale is to show that the hypothesis to be tested is a reasonable expectation based on the literature in the field, a logical extension of what is known from other research. It's purpose is to show the theory being tested by the hypothesis . Justification
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