Miscellaneous Quiz / Communication Theory

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Refers to the breadth of communication behaviors covered by a theory.
The simplicity of the explanation provided by a theory.
Refers to our ability to investigate a theory's accuracy.
Testable predictions of relationships generated within a certain boundary.
Refers to a theory's usefulness or practical value.
Abstact system of concepts that help us understand a phenomenon.
Intellectual traditions that ground theories.
Amount of research and new thinking that is stimulated by a theory.
Theories about theory.
Specifies the limits of a theory's scope.
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Approaching a question with more than one method.
Type of inquiry that requires researchers to gather observations that can be converted to numbers then analyzed.
Type of investigation that requires a researcher to manipulate variables.
Type of inquiry that does not depend on statistical analysis to support an interpretation, but uses rhetorical appeals and reasoned arguments.
The constant variable in a study.
Description of people's culturally distinctive patterns of communication.
No relationships between variables found.
The manipulated variable in a study.
When tests indicate that a relationship is greater than what we would expect to find 95 times out of 100.
Form of data collection that uses some sort of questionnaire administered to a sample of people.

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