Wisdom from the Idea Monkey
It's been suggested that given enough time and a sufficient number
of typewriter-equipped monkeys, great ideas can spring to life. The CIOS Idea Monkey can create interesting and provocative new
ideas for communication research and rate them for their originality. Perhaps the Idea Monkey's research questions will suggest a useful new direction or research project.
The Idea Monkey works by randomly pairing pivotal concepts identified by the CIOS in its statistical studies and concept analyses of the communication field's literature.
Concepts with very high prominence from the field's literature are paired and then the pairings are rated for originality.
Click on a concept in the suggested questions list to explore other contexts in which the concept has been relevant in the communication literature.
To search a CIOS database for the pair of concepts, use the form at the bottom of this page. (Note: all searches are based on linguistic roots of search terms.)
The Idea Monkey asks:
How is participativeness related to stories?
How are stories related to participativeness?
How do participativeness factors impact the experience of stories?
How do stories factors impact the experience of participativeness?
What are the components of participativeness that are relevant to stories?
What are the components of stories that are relevant to participativeness?
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