Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Introducing Communication Methods and Measures

The ASC Library subscribes to a new Lawrence Erlbaum journal, Communication Methods and Measures, edited by David R. Roskos-Ewoldsen (University of Alabama). The journal describes its aims in its mission statement: "...to bring developments in methodology, both qualitative and quantitative, to the attention of communication scholars, to provide an outlet for discussion and dissemination of methodological tools and approaches to researchers across the field, to comment on practices with suggestions for improvement in both research design and analysis, and to introduce new methods of measurement useful to communication scientists or improvements on existing methods. Submissions focusing on methods for improving research design and theory testing using quantitative and/or qualitative approaches are encouraged. Articles devoted to epistemological issues of relevance to communication research methodologies are also appropriate. This journal welcomes well-written manuscripts on the use of methods as well as articles illustrating the advantages of newer or less widely known methods over those traditionally used in communication."

Volume 1, Issue 3 is guest edited by Michael A. Shapiro (Cornell) and features articles on generalizability. Rounding out the issue is a an article on cultivation (The Influence of Question Fomat on the Cultivation Effect).

Bear with us, so far the journal is not available electronically but will be soon.

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