The Routledge Handbook of Applied Communication Research provides a state-of-the-art review of communication scholarship that addresses real-world concerns, issues, and problems. This comprehensive examination of applied communication research, including its foundations, research methods employed, significant issues confronted, important contexts in which such research has been conducted, and overviews of some exemplary programs of applied communication research, shows how such research has and can make a difference in the world and in people's lives.
The sections and chapters in this Handbook:explain what constitutes applied communication scholarship, encompassing a wide range of approaches and clarifying relationships among theoretical perspectives, methodological procedures, and applied practicesdemonstrate the breadth and depth of applied communication scholarshipreview and synthesize literature about applied communication areas and topics in coherent, innovative, and pedagogically sound waysset agendas for future applied communication scholarship.
Unique to this volume are chapters presenting exemplary programs of applied communication research that demonstrate the principles and practices of such scholarship, written by the scholars who conducted the programs.
As an impressive benchmark in the ongoing growth and development of communication scholarship, editors Lawrence R. Frey and Kenneth N. Cissna provide an exceptional resource that will help new and experienced scholars alike to understand, appreciate, and conduct high-quality communication research that can positively affect people's lives.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 712
Weight: 1240 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 36 mm
"This valuable book will benefit both novice and experienced researchers in the conceptualization of their own research projects...Recommended." -CHOICE
The Routledge Handbook of Applied Communication Research ... is a welcome addition to the literature concerning human communication in general, but also clearly to applied communication research in particular ... the quality of writing appearing in the Handbook is exemplary.
--Dennis S. Gouran, Penn State; Published by the International Journal of Communication
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