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Objectives Objectives What is Meta-theory? What are Meta-theoretical Assumptions/Questions? How do meta-theoretical assumptions drive theory building and testing? What is the difference between a Social Scientist and a Humanist? What are the three major theoretical paradigms in the field of communication?
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What is a Communication Theory? What is a Communication Theory? A way to describe, explain, predict, and/or change human communication behavior
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Why So Many Communication Theories? Why So Many Communication Theories? Scholars have different assumptions about the nature of: communication theory building and testing
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Metatheory Metatheory Body of speculation on the nature of theory and research
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Metatheoretical Discussions/ Debates Metatheoretical Discussions/ Debates Answer the Questions: What communication phenomena should be observed? How should it be observed? What should be the goals of theory/research?
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Metatheoretical Assumptions Metatheoretical Assumptions Ontological Epistemological Axiological
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Ontology Ontology Branch of philosophy concerned with studying the nature of reality
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Ontological Questions and Assumptions Ontological Questions and Assumptions Do humans make real choices? Is human experience basically individual or social? Is human experience contextualized?
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Epistemology Epistemology Branch of philosophy that studies knowledge How do people know what they claim to know?
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Epistemological Questions and Epistemological Questions and Assumptions Assumptions Can knowledge exist before experience? Can knowledge be certain? By what process does knowledge arise?
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By what process does knowledge arise?
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This note was uploaded on 01/28/2012 for the course COMM 250 taught by Professor Gaines during the Fall '08 term at Maryland.

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