Describe how the author conducted her or his research.

Learning Goal: I’m working on a communications writing question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.You are to select a scholarly communication article from an academic research journal (see the list below), published within the last five years. In a full, two-three page write up that abstracts the most important components of the article, please address the following:Give a full citation for the article using APA publication format. (If you are not familiar with the structure of these citation styles, check at the library, the bookstore, or on the World Wide Web for the latest versions produced by the American Psychological Association (APA).
Clearly state and explain the hypothesis or research question(s) that drive the author’s study. In other words, what communication aspects does the author deal with? Discuss the purpose of the study.
Describe how the author conducted her or his research. That is, what was the design of the study used by the author to answer the research question(s)?
What results or findings does the author claim? And, what are the implications and/or relevance of those findings, according to the author?
Comment on what you see as the strengths and weaknesses of the article. That is to say, what did you like about the author’s research and reporting, and why? Also, what parts of the study and write-up do you feel could be improved, and how?
SAVE a copy of the article to a ELECTRONIC copy of your write-up.–BE PREPARED TO PRESENT IN CLASS.
Below is a partial list of academic journals that treat issues from the discipline of communication studies. You can browse issues of these journals, looking for an article that interests you. Don’t feel limited to this list, but if you have doubts about the academic rigor of another journal, please check with me before using it. Note that some of these journals will not be available in the library and you might have to wait a week or two while the article you want is sent through interlibrary loan.Communication JournalsArgumentation and Advocacy Journal of Applied Communication Communication Education ResearchCommunication Monographs Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Communication Quarterly MediaCommunication Reports Journal of CommunicationCommunication Research Journal of Communication and ReligionCommunication Research Reports Journalism QuarterlyCommunication Studies Philosophy & Rhetoric(formerly Central State’s Speech Journal) Quarterly Journal of Speech Communication Theory Southern (Speech) Communication Critical Studies in Media Communication Journal(formerly Critical Studies in Mass Text and Performance Quarterly Communication) Western Journal of (Speech)Howard Journal of Communications CommunicationHuman Communication Research Women’s Studies in CommunicationRelated JournalsAmerican Sociological Review Journal of Marriage and the FamilyChild Development Journal of Personality and Social Developmental Psychology PsychologyFamily Relations Journal of Social IssuesFamily Processes Journal of Social and Personal Journal of Adolescence RelationshipsJournal of Applied Social Psychology Journal of Youth and Adolescence Journal of Early Adolescence Small Group ResearchJournal of Family Issues Social Psychology QuarterlyIn addition to the journals listed above, the reference area of the library has a set of books called Communication Abstracts. These volumes provide short descriptions of communication articles along with citations so you know where to find the complete article. There is an index in the back of Communication Abstracts that you can use if you are looking for studies that examine a particular aspect of communication. Also check the Psychological Abstracts and the Sociological Abstracts.
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