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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
The Routledge Handbook of Applied Communication Research provides a
state-of-the-art review of communication scholarship that addresses real-world
concerns, issues, and problems. This comprehensive examination of applied
communication research, including its foundations, research methods employed,
significant issues confronted, important contexts in which such research has
been conducted, and overviews of some exemplary programs of applied
communication research, shows how such research has and can make a difference
in the world and in people’s lives.
The sections and chapters in this Handbook :
explain what constitutes applied communication scholarship, encompassing a
wide range of approaches and clarifying relationships among theoretical
perspectives, methodological procedures, and applied practices demonstrate the
breadth and depth of applied communication scholarship review and synthesize
literature about applied communication areas and topics in coherent,
innovative, and pedagogically sound ways set agendas for future applied
Unique to this volume are chapters presenting exemplary programs of applied
communication research that demonstrate the principles and practices of such
scholarship, written by the scholars who conducted the programs.
As an impressive benchmark in the ongoing growth and development of
communication scholarship, editors Lawrence R. Frey and Kenneth N. Cissna
provide an exceptional resource that will help new and experienced scholars
alike to understand, appreciate, and conduct high-quality communication
research that can positively affect people’s lives.