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Author(s): Christine S Davis, Kenneth A Lachlan
Researchers are like detectives. Both are trying to find something out. Both are asking and answering questions. Both are trying to put together a puzzle to come up with a solution. In both, answering questions leads to more questions. And, in both, seeing patterns is crucial to solving the puzzle.
Author(s): Raul Reis, KATHERINE V. MACMILLIN, Michael Scott Sheerin
One of the effects of digital technologies in our lives has been to speed up the pace of everything—from the way we communicate with each other to the way we receive and process news. This sense of speed, urgency and immediacy, which was always part of news production, has been taken almost to an extreme by digital communication.
It’s no longer enough to get the facts or to be a great reporter and writer. There are new demands in the digital world that leave so many aspiring journalists feeling overwhelmed and unprepared!
Author(s): Jason S Wrench, Maryalice Citera, Danette Johnson
New Second Edition Now Available!
Training and Talent Development: Intersecting Communication, Human Performance Improvement, and Organizational Effectiveness explores two basic factors related to the T&D world: training and performance improvement.
Author(s): Dianne Welsh, Shawn Carraher
Help Your Students Succeed as Global Entrepreneurs!
Global Entrepreneurship focuses on what you need to know about global entrepreneurship. It explains the principles that come from entrepreneurship, international business, cross-cultural management, strategy, exporting, international education, international economics and environmental concerns, and leadership.
Author(s): Sarah Symonds-LeBlanc
There is no one strict definition of family communication, because each family is different.
Sarah Symonds LeBlanc’s Casing the Family: Theoretical and Applied Approaches to Understanding Family Communication fuses case studies with communication theories to examine various family types and scenarios that US families encounter. By examining the family and the scenario from each case study, students are able to critically analyze and discuss a “safe” family.
Author(s): Corey Liberman, Andrew S Rancer, Theodore A Avtgis
Casing Communication Theory exposes readers to some of the most cited, most prolific, most important theories within the dynamic field of communication. The edited collection features 24 case studies that analyze communication theories in different contexts.
Casing Communication Theory, edited by Corey J. Liberman, Andrew S. Rancer, and Theodore A. Avtgis:
Author(s): Erika L Kirby, M Chad Mcbride
Gender Actualized: Cases in Communicatively Constructing Realities is an edited collection of 43 cases that provide a common frame for dialoguing about gender/ed issues. Centered in narrative theory, it extends the realm of personal experience by introducing situations in context that involve real decisions about important issues that, like life, do not lend themselves to superficial or simple analysis.
Author(s): Jennifer Calhoun, Brett Gallagher
In the business world there are demands made on professionals to be productive and to enhance the bottom line of their organizations.
Hospitality Sales Decision Theory: Measuring the Economic Benefits utilizes a case study approach. This approach is centered on decision theory and on the use of a decision tree to remove some of the guesswork when making decisions about sales bookings at a resort. This approach shows how to achieve desired results to enhance the bottom-line of the resort operation.
Author(s): Eileen Ariza, Maria Coady
Why TESOL? Fifth Edition, provides classroom and preservice teachers with a knowledge base to effectively teach in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms in today’s global environment. It provides in depth theoretical background, legal information, and application for teachers to address the needs of English learners. Why TESOL? is written so teachers from various backgrounds and experiences can readily apply ESOL concepts to their individual mainstream classroom settings.
Author(s): RICHARD A. WILBER
Media Matters presents undergraduate students with the essential information and tools needed to become media literate and more critical in their media consumption. Spanning traditional print books to modern mass-media systems, Media Matters utilizes an engaging opening narrative to each medium followed by an easily accessible, informative text.
Designed for introductory mass communication courses, Media Matters: