Media Studies: Institutions, theories, and issues
Pieter J. Fourie
Juta and Company Ltd, 2001 - Social Science - 638 pages
This work deals with both qualitative and quantitative approaches to research methodology. The steps followed in the research process; data collection (sampling, measuring, questioning and observing), as well as the procedures followed when applying a research design and interpreting research data. Various research techniques and methods are applied to conducting research of advertising, mass-media audiences and efficiency; and to conducting research in organizational and development contexts. The publication ends with a framework of scientific criteria and guidelines that can be used when planning and writing a research report, as well as when analyzing and evaluating published research reports. The research techniques, methods and applications dealt with in this publication find pertinence in diverse communication fields, such as political and government communication, media studies, intercultural development and health communication, information communications technology; and/or organizational and marketing communication.
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