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2014-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CT 4880 - Research Methods in Communication

This course introduces students to the theory and practice of social science methods in the field of communication. Students will learn quantitative and qualitative research methods. Students will learn to be critical readers of research, and emphasis will be placed on understanding research and assigning credibility to these findings. Students will also learn the importance of conducting and identifying ethical research. Students will design and conduct their own research including asking research questions, developing theoretical explanations for communication phenomena, formulating hypotheses, designing methodologies, analyzing data, and drawing conclusions about research findings. Students will present findings orally and in writing.

Prerequisite: CT 2000 , CT 2040 , CT 3000  or CT 4860 , senior standing.