COM 3680 Communication Research

This course explains the basic concepts of media research. Included are measurement and methodologies for measuring the effectiveness and impact of mass mediated messages (from radio, newspaper and TV to web site hits). Recognition tests, recall and association tests, opinions and attitude ratings, projectile methods, laboratory testing, and content analysis are each explained and studied. Research applications focus mainly, but not entirely, on consumers of mass media. Quantitative as well as qualitative methods are discussed in detail. PRE-REQUISITE(S): COM1201, COM1202, & COM1400. Students should have also completed their general education requirements in statistics. Students must have at least junior standing.