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Updated Edition of Bestseller! Applying Communication Theory for Professional Life, by Marianne Dainton and Elaine D. Zelley is the first communication theory textbook to provide practical material for career-oriented readers. Featuring new case studies, updated examples, and the latest research, the Fourth Edition of this bestseller introduces communication theory in a way that helps you understand its importance to careers in communication and business. Real-world case studies within each chapter are designed to illustrate the application of theory in a variety of professional settings. New to the Fourth Edition All case studies now include specific questions about ethical issues associated with the narrative of the case and how knowledge of theory can help you negotiate these ethical dilemmas. The simulated “Education as Entertainment Theory” includes apps and other new media forms of educational content, keeping you up-to-date with the latest technology. Four new case studies have been added to show you how the theories are tied to recent events. The cases are titled: 1. “You’re Fired” 2. “Bad Move” 3. “Million Dollar Manipulation” 4. “The (New) Media Culture Wars” New research and scholarship for all theories can be found in the “Chapter Summaries” and “Research Applications” of each chapter. Numerous political examples have been added to reflect the increasingly divergent political rhetoric in the United States.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Marianne Dainton
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Release: 2017-12-29
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781506315485

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Applying Communication Theory for Professional Life: A Practical Introduction, Second Edition is the first communication theory textbook to provide practical material for career-oriented students. The inclusion and analysis of real-world case studies illustrate the application of theory in a variety of professional settings. Whereas other communication theory texts have a more academic focus on theory or research methods, this book is specifically designed to introduce communication theory in a tangible way. The featured theories are those that have strong pragmatic value and clear applicability to communication and business practitioners. Particular emphasis is placed on theories of intrapersonal communication, interpersonal interaction, intercultural encounters, persuasion, leadership, group communication, organizational behavior, and mass communication.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Marianne Dainton
Publisher: SAGE
Release: 2010-04-07
File: 247 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781412976916

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Applying Communication Theory for Professional Life: A Practical Introduction is the first communication theory textbook to provide practical material for career-oriented students. The inclusion and analysis of real-world case studies illustrate the application of theory in a variety of professional settings. Whereas other communication theory texts have a more academic focus on theory or research methods, this book is specifically designed to introduce communication theory in a tangible way. The featured theories are those that have strong pragmatic value and clear applicability to communication and business practitioners.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Marianne Dainton
Publisher: SAGE
Release: 2005
File: 250 Pages
ISBN-13: 0761929142

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This volume provides an overview of communication study, offering theoretical coverage of the broad scope of communication study as well as integrating theory with research. To explicate the integration process, the chapter contributors -- experts in their respective areas -- offer samples in the form of hypothetical studies, published studies, or unpublished research, showing how theory and research are integrated in their particular fields. The book will appeal to graduate students and faculty members who want a thorough overview of not only the field, but also sample research stemming from its various component parts.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Don W. Stacks
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2014-04-08
File: 592 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781135591663

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Strategic Communication Research highlights the importance of research in professional communication settings and provides students with the practical information and knowledge they will need to effectively consume and produce professional research within their careers. While theory and methods are emphasized throughout, the text features a unique focus on the cultivation of transferable skills and the relevant application of knowledge. Students learn why research is critical in professional contexts, a variety of approaches for conducting communication research, how to effectively evaluate research, and how to conduct their own research. Dedicated chapters cover the research process, sampling, ethics, observation and data analytics, surveys, interviews and focus groups, analyzing data, presenting results, and more. Throughout, dynamic practice activities and real-world examples actively engage students and support the applied approach. Straightforward, accessible, and highly practical, Strategic Communication Research helps students recognize the valuable role of research in the development and assessment of communication strategy. The text is ideally suited for applied methods courses in communication research, public relations, and marketing communications, as well as any course with emphasis in strategic communication. Pamela J. Lannutti (Ph.D., University of Georgia) is a professor of communication at La Salle University. Dr. Lannutti is the author of the award-winning Experiencing Same-Sex Marriage: Individuals, Couples, and Social Networks and past editor of Communication Quarterly. Her research has appeared in top communication and interdisciplinary journals. Marianne Dainton (Ph.D., The Ohio State University) is a professor of communication at La Salle University. Dr. Dainton is the author/coauthor of Communication and Relational Maintenance, Applying Communication Theory for Professional Life, and Maintaining Black Marriage. She sits on the editorial board of numerous communication and family studies journals.

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Author: Pamela J. Lannutti
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Release: 2018-12-31
File: 316 Pages
ISBN-13: 1516543505

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This major textbook for a growing area of study provides the reader with the framework necessary for understanding the implications of communication in the global media marketplace. Using practical examples, Newsom offers students and media professionals an indispensable guide to mastering the art of international and intercultural communication. Key features include: Addresses an important subject that few other books do: how to communicate in the global media marketplace at both the interpersonal and public level Explores mass modes of communication including advertising, public relations, the Internet, news, and magazines Rich with real life examples, chosen to appeal to students Draws on the author's experiences teaching media and public relations across Asia, Africa, and Europe Examines the factors that are influencing cross-cultural communication, bringing together practical, philosophical, and theoretical approaches to various types of interaction. Bridging the Gaps in Global Communication is accompanied by an instructor’s manual, available at www.blackwellpublishing.com/newsom.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Doug Newsom
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2006-11-03
File: 168 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781405144117

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Daniel J. Canary
Publisher: St Martins Press
Release: 1994
File: 409 Pages
ISBN-13: 0312036965

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Rev. ed. of: Communication & organizational culture. c2005.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Joann Keyton
Publisher: SAGE
Release: 2010-11-03
File: 223 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781412980227

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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.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Stephen M. Croucher
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2014-10-17
File: 368 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781135053628

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Combining the time tested classical work of Earl Babbie with the insights of one of the most recognized and respected names in speech communication research, THE BASICS OF COMMUNICATION RESEARCH is the book for the Communication research methods course. With the authors’ collective experience teaching research methods and as active researchers themselves you will find this text to be the authoritative text for your course. The authors frame research as a way of knowing, and provide balanced treatment to both quantitative and qualitative research traditions in communication research and present it in a student friendly and engaging format. It provides in-depth treatment of the role of reasoning in the research enterprise and how this reasoning process plays itself out in planning and writing a research proposal and report. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Author: Leslie Baxter
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release: 2003-07-08
File: 480 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781285400808

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