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Exam 1 Review - 1 What are the characteristics of...

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1 1. What are the characteristics of communication? Exchange of meaningful symbols A process Contextual Irreversible Has a content and relational dimension 2 2. What are the components of the communication process? People Message Channel / Medium Feedback Context/ Setting Noise 0 3. When we say that communication has a content and a relational dimension, what does this mean? 3 4. What is noise/interference? Be able to describe and recognize examples of the two different types of noise. Anything that gets in the way of a message Technical – Physical interruption of the message Semantic – Psychological interruption like biases or distractions 4 5. Why do we use models? What are the main differences between the models discussed in lecture? To organize information clearly, suggest new ideas, make predictions Linear Model – One way, no feedback, no interdependence, not transactional Transactional – channel, not one way, no noise or feedback New Model – Has noise, feedback, channel, transactional 5 6 6. What are the levels/contexts of communication, as described in the text and in lecture? What types of activities occur in each different level? Be sure you can give an example of each. Interpersonal, intercultural, interviewing, small group, public communication, organizational communication, and mass communication 7 7. What are the main characteristics of the scientific method? Empirical, objective, logical, public 8 8. What are the goals and limitations of the three types of research designs discussed in lecture? Be able to justify which method would be used in a research study. Content analysis – Systematic analysis of content of communication messages Survey – Examines what people do, relies mainly on self reports Experimental – Manipulation of variables, control of other variables, measure effect/ outcome
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9 9. What is perception? What are the three steps of perception? The sensory experience of the world
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course COMM 100 taught by Professor Farrar during the Spring '08 term at UConn.

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