Communication Research in the News
Ghostbusting and the Scientific Method
Stephen C. Rockwell explains how he uses ghost hunting in the research methods classroom to explain how paranormal investigations fall short of the scientific method.
Seeking Out Information During a Crisis
Lucinda Austin, Brooke Fisher Liu, and Yan Jin discuss their research investigating how people get information during a crisis. Not surprisingly, social media are at the top of the list.
Teacher Pro-Social and Anti-Social Use of Power
Amber Finn examines teacher use of pro-social (reward, expert, & referent) and anti-social (legitimate and coercive) forms of power in the classroom.
"Quantitative Research Methods for Communication not only covers an extensive range of quantitative research methods, but also provides students with deeper knowledge of and hands-on approach to empirical research. This book functions as a very practical and useful guideline in my research methods class."
- Seung-A Jin, Boston College
"The strength of using this book is in its organization. If you are looking for quantitative research method from a COMMUNICATION perspective, this is the one."
- Youngrak Park, Columbus State University
"This book is wonderful! I've used other books in the past and this is by far the best one that I've used. Quantitative Research Methods for Communication is straightforward, easy to follow, logical, and user friendly. I really appreciate that it integrates APA style into its text...I think this book offers the perfect overview that students need when new topics are being introduced to classes.... Concepts are defined well and clearly articulated. I've enjoyed using this book in my undergraduate research methods classes and my students always have positive things to say about the text."
- Kristin Weber, University of Georgia
" Each chapter is concise; the language is plain and easy to understand. The book provides a comprehensive picture of what quantitative research method is. This book has covered in detail different topics in quantitative research methods; each chapter has great length and is written in plain language, and it has used a lot of real communication studies as examples."
- Shuo Yao, Radford University