Understanding Communication Theory

Author: Stephen M. Croucher
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131775137X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book offers students a comprehensive, theoretical, and practical guide to communication theory. Croucher defines the various perspectives on communication theory—the social scientific, interpretive, and critical approaches—and then takes on the theories themselves, with topics including interpersonal communication, organizational communication, intercultural communication, persuasion, critical and rhetorical theory and other key concepts. Each theory chapter includes a sample undergraduate-written paper that applies the described theory, along with edits and commentary by Croucher, giving students an insider’s glimpse of the way communication theory can be written about and applied in the classroom and in real life. Featuring exercises, case studies and keywords that illustrate and fully explain the various communication theories, Understanding Communication Theory gives students all the tools they need to understand and apply prominent communication theories.

Science Communication

Author: Laura Bowater
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118406664
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Science communication is a rapidly expanding area and meaningful engagement between scientists and the public requires effective communication. Designed to help the novice scientist get started with science communication, this unique guide begins with a short history of science communication before discussing the design and delivery of an effective engagement event. Along with numerous case studies written by highly regarded international contributors, the book discusses how to approach face-to-face science communication and engagement activities with the public while providing tips to avoid potential pitfalls. This book has been written for scientists at all stages of their career, including undergraduates and postgraduates wishing to engage with effective science communication for the first time, or looking to develop their science communication portfolio.

Understanding Regression Analysis

Author: Larry D. Schroeder
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803927582
Format: PDF, ePub
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The authors have provided beginners with a background to the frequently-used technique of linear regression. It is not intended to be a substitute for a course or textbook in statistics, but rather a stop-gap for students who encounter empirical work before undertaking a statistics course. It provides a heuristic explanation of the procedures and terms used in regression analysis and has been written at the most elementary level.

Basic Electronics

Author: United States. Bureau of Naval Personnel
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486210766
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This clear, well-illustrated introduction to electronic equipment covers the safe use of electronic devices and basic test equipment, plus numerous essential topics: electron tubes, semiconductors, electronic power supplies, tuned circuits, an introduction to amplifiers, receivers, ranging and navigation systems, an introduction to computers, antennas, AM/FM, and much more. 560 illustrations.

The Complete Guide to Understanding and Using NLP

Author: Barbara Gibson
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 1601383827
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In a book the also gives a historic background on the technique, the authors explain how to get the most out of neuro-linguistic programming, which utilizes language and other forms of communication to help the practitioner learn more about himself and others. Original.

A Student s Guide to Coding and Information Theory

Author: Stefan M. Moser
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107601967
Format: PDF
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A concise, easy-to-read guide, introducing beginners to the engineering background of modern communication systems, from mobile phones to data storage. Assuming only basic knowledge of high-school mathematics and including many practical examples and exercises to aid understanding, this is ideal for anyone who needs a quick introduction to the subject.

A Comprehensible Guide to Controller Area Network

Author: Wilfried Voss
Publisher: Copperhill Media
ISBN: 0976511606
Format: PDF, ePub
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A Comprehensible Guide to Controller Area Network by Wilfred Voss represents the most thoroughly researched and most complete work on CAN available in the marketplace. It includes:A Brief History of CAN, Main Characteristics, Message Frame Architecture, Message Broadcasting, Bus Arbitration, Error Detection & Fault Confinement, CAN Physical Layer, and more?

Understanding Communication Research Methods

Author: Stephen M. Croucher
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135053626
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Comprehensive, innovative, and focused on the undergraduate student, this textbook prepares students to read and conduct research. Using an engaging how-to approach that draws from scholarship, real-life, and popular culture, the book offers students practical reasons why they should care about research methods and a guide to actually conduct research themselves. Examining quantitative, qualitative, and critical research methods, the textbook helps undergraduate students better grasp the theoretical and practical uses of method by clearly illustrating practical applications. The book defines all the main research traditions, illustrates key methods used in communication research, and provides level-appropriate applications of the methods through theoretical and practical examples and exercises, including sample student papers that demonstrate research methods in action.

Theory Construction and Model building Skills

Author: James Jaccard
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606233408
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Meeting a crucial need for graduate students and newly minted researchers, this innovative text provides hands-on tools for generating ideas and translating them into formal theories. It is illustrated with numerous practical examples drawn from multiple social science disciplines and research settings. The authors offer clear guidance for defining constructs, thinking through relationships and processes that link constructs, and deriving new theoretical models (or building on existing ones) based on those relationships. Step by step, they show readers how to use causal analysis, mathematical modeling, simulations, and grounded and emergent approaches to theory construction. A chapter on writing about theories contains invaluable advice on crafting effective papers and grant applications. Useful pedagogical features in every chapter include: Application exercises and concept exercises Lists of key terms and engaging topical boxes Annotated suggestions for further reading. This book is intended for graduate students in a range of disciplines, including psychology, education, sociology, health, and management, as well as social scientists pursing research careers in academic or other settings. It can serve as a primary text in graduate-level courses in theory construction or as a supplemental text in courses on research methodology, theories of a particular discipline, grant writing, or the dissertation.

Internet Effectively

Author: Tyrone Adams
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman
ISBN: 9780321304292
Format: PDF, Docs
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Internet Effectively is ideal for everyone, from novice Internet users to those who are a bit more experienced, because it blends important concepts with hands-on practice to help readers become effective Internet users. This book covers all-important topics needed for Internet literacy, including e-mail, searching Internet resources for information, Web page design, Internet communication, and the Internet's impact on society. Whether you are just getting started, or you've been using the Internet for years, Internet Effectively provides you with a better understanding of how the Internet works, how to use it effectively, and how it affects your life.