[Air-l] Communication research Methods
aherman at holycross.edu
Thu Jun 12 12:33:39 PDT 2003
Thanks Komiko. I hadn't thought about Babbie--I used when I was in grad school. It is a very nice text.
Andrew Herman, Ph. D.
Visiting Associate Professor of Sociology
College of the Holy Cross
Worcester, MA 01610
>>> kaoki at bu.edu 06/12/03 13:44 PM >>>
I've been teaching communication research methods courses for five years and
found the following textbooks useful.
Wimmer, R.D. and Dominick, J.R. (2003). Mass Media Research: An
Introduction. 7th ed.
* Good introductory textbook with ample examples of practical applications
in mass media research. I use this textbook for my undergraduate research
Frey, L R., Botan, C. H., and Kreps, G L. (2000). Investigating
Communication: An Introduction Research Methods. 2nd Ed.
* Introductory, but comprehensive textbook with detailed explanation of
I used to use this book for my graduate research course.
Reinard, J.C. (2001). Introduction to Communication Research. 3rd ed.
* Another introductory textbook focusing on quantitative research in
Babbie, E. (2004). The Practice of Social Research. 10th ed.
* This is more for sociological research than communication research. But,
the author explains concepts well in a friendly manner. I use this textbook
for my graduate research course.
Hope this helps.
Kumiko Aoki, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Communication
640 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
email: kaoki at bu.edu
"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door."
> Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 15:13:50 -0400
> From: "Andrew Herman" <aherman at holycross.edu>
> To: <air-l at aoir.org>
> Subject: [Air-l] Communication research Methods
> Reply-To: air-l at aoir.org
> I wil be teaching a graduate level course on communications research =
> methods next year for the very first time. Can any of you
> recommend some =
> good texts to use?
> Andrew Herman, Ph. D.
> Visiting Associate Professor of Sociology
> College of the Holy Cross
> Worcester, MA 01610
> (508) 793-2531
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