Research Methods For Communication Science
 
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Part I:
Philosophy of Science, Empiricism, and the Scientific Method
Chapter 1 - Nature and Utility of Scientific Theory
Chapter 2 - Elements of Scientific Theories: Concepts and Definitions
Chapter 3 - Elements of Scientific Theories: Relationships
Chapter 4 - Testing Hypotheses: Confounds and Controls
Chapter 5 - Populations and Samples: The Principle of Generalization

Part II:
Basic Tools of Research: Sampling, Measurement, Distributions, and Descriptive Statistics
Chapter 6 - Sampling
Chapter 7 - Measurement
Chapter 8 - Describing Data: Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion
Chapter 9 - Distributions: Population, Sample, and Sampling Distributions
Chapter 10 - Sampling Distributions and the Central Limit Theorem
Chapter 11 - Describing Bivariate Relationships
Chapter 12 - Testing Hypotheses

Part III:
Research Designs, Settings, and Procedures
Chapter 13 - Principles of Research Design
Chapter 14 - Controlled Environments: Experimental Research
Chapter 15 - Semi-Controlled Environments: Field Research
Chapter 16 - Natural Environments: Observational Research
Chapter 17 - Over-Time Research Designs
Chapter 18 - Research Procedures
Chapter 19 - Selecting Statistical Tests