Do you know what's behind
the findings that appear in the news? How carefully were these studies
designed and conducted? Were the samples large enough to have confidence
in the conclusions? In CMM 311 you'll learn enough about the research
process to be able to ask critical questions about studies and to be able
to conduct your own research. Specifically, this course is designed
to familiarize you with various research methods useful for the study of
human communication and with the process of designing and conducting research.
Also we will examine issues and problems that confront the communication
The course isconducted through lecture, discussion, and participation in research activities. Your participation in class is expected. In order for you to participate effectively in class, it is important that you do the readings. You also need to bring your workbook to class every day. I will distribute these in a few days. You will be assigned to a "learning group" which will meet regularly to assist you in learning course material.