CMST 1150 TEST 1

CMST 1150 TEST 1 - CMST1150Test1

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CMST 1150 – Test 1 12:40 Overview of 3 areas: Rhetoric, performance, and comm. studies 1. Rhetorical theory and criticism Concerned with public symbolic messages As formal study: 2500 years old R.: the public symbols themselves and their study Usually persuasive messages (persuasive messages go with everything.) 2. Performance studies “Concerned with the study  of and the doing  of performance-based acts of communication.” Begs. In English depts. (Early 1900s) Early focused on interpretation of lit Oral interpretation Literature To know it, do it! (Theory and  practice) Mid-to-late ‘80s beg to be called “P.S.” Also at this time, issue of where is P.? Theory vs. Practice 3, Comm. Theory A social sci., begs, in 1960s, uses quantitative experimental method. Relies on descriptive statistics
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Research is written up different than Rhet. or P.S. Contexts The Research Process: Background and overview 1. 1 st  stage in inquiry: ask questions Q’s of definition Q’s of fact How does it relate to other phenomena? Definition helps you form a fact and vice versa. Putative: claims you make that cannot be backed up with a fact. Q’s of value Aesthetic – Is it beautiful?   Pragmatic – is it effective? 2. 2 nd  stage of inquiry: observations 3. 3 rd  stage of inquiry: constructing answers 4. The 3 stages are not necessary linear : Q’s 
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5. Types of Scholarship A. Natural Science The nature of science (a quotation by Michael Shermer) There are no finials in science Science is not a set of beliefs; they are models. Essential Characteristics of Natural Science Guided by natural law Has to be explanatory by reference to natural law Testable against empirical world Conclusions are tentative It is falsifiable Natural science depends on a “standardization” of method. Ex: it aims at being “objective”. Replications of studies   same results Scientific-philosophical position: “The world has form and structure independent of differences between individual observers”. The  universe as we know it is consistent (subjective claim to get you started on the objective process of science) B. Humanistic Associated with “subjectivity” Focus on individual and soc worlds
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CMST 1150 TEST 1 - CMST1150Test1

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