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Arts and Humanities
COM 200 Final
UNCW COMM 200 study guide
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What are three types of statements we can make? Give examples of each one using your own research project.
Report: verifiable through investigation
Inference:Based on facts to whats probable or reasonable
Judgement:describes world in ways that express evaluation based on certain criteria
A branch of philosophy that investigates the origin, nature, methods, and limits of human knowledge.
A branch of philosophy dedicated to the metaphysical connections between the nature of existence and relations of being. Standard of truth
The branch of philosophy that considers values and ethics. Nature of values
The understanding of the nature of the universe, natural and supernatural.
What is meant by the term "appropriateness" as it relates to human inquiry?
Appropriateness means the research method needs to match research question
What is triangulation and why is it beneficial?
Multi-method research. Used to increase the credibility and validity of the results.
What are the three main parts of an argument? Provide an example of each part.
Claim: Assertion that you can agree or disagree with
Data: evidence to support the claim i.e. statistics
Warrant: reason that data and claim can be linked
What are the core skills that we try to cultivate in our majors?
1. Intellectual curiosity (mindfulness)
2. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
3. Collaboration (plus civility)
4. Praxis- balancing theory and actual behavior
5. Confidence-implies resillence
What are examples of primary and secondary sources? What is the difference between a database and the internet?
Primary: Original data collected by the researcher
Secondary: involves the summary, collation and/or synthesis of existing research
Database—works through the Internet but is a reliable source and provides access to published information and scholarly articles
Internet-- The Internet carries an extensive range of information, resources and services which can be beneficial but the sources' validity & reliability are in question
What is a literature review and what arguments are being made by YOU through the literature review?
A literature review is the section of the paper that summarizes what we know because of other research on this topic.
report on them
infer and form judgements
assumptions about epistemology
description, explination etc.
basic steps of doing that method
Data and documents that resulted
What are our basic options for collecting data when doing qualitative research? (Participant observation, etc.)
-Participant as observer
-unobtrusive: observing without participant knowing
What are the basic methods of making sense of texts? (there are three)
Which scholarly tradition informs rhetorical analysis? Which informs content analysis
Humanities inform rhetorical analysis and social sciences inform content analysis
What are the criteria for coding categories in content analysis?
They need to be equivalent, exhaustive and mutually exclusive
What are the five canons of rhetoric?
1. What to say: Invention (you are inventing what to say).
2. How to sequence it: Arrangement.
3. What language to use: Style.
4. How to package it: Delivery.
5. Remember: Memory.
What are some of the major approaches to rhetorical analysis and what is the focus of each approach?
Fantasy Theme Analysis
What is reliability? What is validity?
Reliability is the extent to which the measurement yields data which are consistent, stable, and dependable
Validity is a measure of whether a test measures what it is supposed to
What are the four levels of measurement? Be able to give communication research-related examples of each.
What are the two basic questions we ask when analyzing data?
Mean, Median, Mode
Pattern of spacing among individuals
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