Goal of research
What a positivist theory should do (the function of theory):
Knowledge is best when
Exam II Review Questions
Overview of the Exam:
20 True or False worth 2 points each (Covering all assigned reading and videos)
5 Concept Questions worth 12 points each partial credit (Examples below)
Cate is a famous movie sta
COMM THEORY TEST 2
Making meaning to making relationships
o Meaning theory
Communication as a transaction
The idea is that the game is cooperative and coordinated
Using verbal and nonverbal messages in an ongoing process to
create or alter images in ou
Comm Theory Test 1
Craig and Mueller I just the formalized process of trying to make sense of
stuff that happens and why it happens, why are the lights always red when im
o Not why there is stuff but why it happened
The process of developing ideas to
Local knowledge: emphasis on ecological validity - antitheoretical emphasis on local knowledge and particularity.
AKA- Quality over quantity.
stock knowledge: The referent knowledge applied to make a
communication meaningful to a group or community.
How do we construct meaningful worlds through interaction and how do we
behave in those worlds we have created.
A priori knowledge
How we perceive things:
noumena (ding an sich)
GOAL To explain
To predict (control)
Symbolic Interaction Theory
LaRossa & Reitzes (1983, p. 136) definition:
how humans in concert with one another  create symbolic worlds  & how
these world, in turn, shape human behavior .