Quiz: Communications Studies And Methods

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Quiz: Communications Studies And Methods

What do you know about communication studies and methods? Are you a research fellow or a student of such a field where you need a strong use of communication methods? Well, whatever your concern is, this test will serve you questions related to critical theorists, critical methods, dramatism, conversation analysis, etc. So, without further ado, let's get started!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Communication studies are based on messages, how they travel, and the impacts of those messages 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Which communication method focuses on using words or symbols to communicate 
    • A. 

      Nonverbal 

    • B. 

      Relational 

    • C. 

      Verbal 

    • D. 

      Public 

  • 3. 
    The earliest research method that we have a record of is _________ criticism
  • 4. 
    Which of the following studies are paradigm approaches to communication studies? 
    • A. 

      Behavioral 

    • B. 

      Critical 

    • C. 

      Personal 

    • D. 

      Interpretive 

    • E. 

      Private 

  • 5. 
    Attribution theory tells us about personality traits by analyzing communication behaviors
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Conversation analysis looks at the intended and unintended behavioral impacts of a message
    • A. 

      True 

    • B. 

      False 

  • 7. 
    Other models cant be apart of more that one paradigm 
    • A. 

      True 

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Communication theory can be 
    • A. 

      Specific Models 

    • B. 

      Research Frameworks 

    • C. 

      Meta-Textual Narratives 

    • D. 

      Broad Meta Theories 

    • E. 

      Self-Communication Models 

  • 9. 
    The goal of ____________ is to understand how communication functions: the processes, the message, and the impact of any communication act.
  • 10. 
    What model suggested that media can 'inject' ideological and ontological concerns into the audience of that media? 
    • A. 

      The Media Absorption model 

    • B. 

      The Hypodermic Needle model

    • C. 

      The Behavioral Understanding model 

  • 11. 
    ___________ is focused on how individuals self-prescribe behaviors based on their responses to particular events and messages. 
  • 12. 
    What are the two ways in which Communication Accommodation occurs: 
    • A. 

      Convergence 

    • B. 

      Invergence 

    • C. 

      Bivergence 

    • D. 

      Divergence 

  • 13. 
    What patterns helps conversation analysts understand communication behavior
    • A. 

      Individual words and sentences  

    • B. 

      Pauses in communication 

    • C. 

      Movement and body language 

    • D. 

      All of the above 

  • 14. 
    An increase in ______________ should result in reduced uncertainty and discomfort with a person 
  • 15. 
    _____________ research focuses on the observation of cultures, texts, and persons. 
  • 16. 
    What 'sites of study' does Interpretive research use?
    • A. 

      The text 

    • B. 

      The medium 

    • C. 

      Action of speech 

    • D. 

      The event 

    • E. 

      The actors 

    • F. 

      The phenomenon

    • G. 

      All of the above 

  • 17. 
    Rhetorical Criticism is only focused on the quality of the rhetorical text
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Semiotics is the studying of how information is transmitted, received, and interpreted as a process of understanding _____________
  • 19. 
    What are the three categories that Peirce established? 
    • A. 

      Sign 

    • B. 

      Object 

    • C. 

      Interpreter 

    • D. 

      Interpretant 

  • 20. 
    Dramatism is the process of understanding the motives of people who produce communication messages
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Critical research combines what methods?
    • A. 

      Inductive 

    • B. 

      Reductive 

    • C. 

      Suductive 

    • D. 

      Deductive 

  • 22. 
    Critical Theorists tend to critique categories such as: 
    • A. 

      Race 

    • B. 

      Class 

    • C. 

      Age 

    • D. 

      Gender 

    • E. 

      Working status 

    • F. 

      Sexual orientation 

  • 23. 
    Foucault's methods focused on the relationship between what two things? 
    • A. 

      Knowledge 

    • B. 

      Truth 

    • C. 

      Power 

    • D. 

      Genealogy 

  • 24. 
    The ritual model is about creating a __________ order
  • 25. 
    What are the two types of resistant gender performances 
    • A. 

      Ingressive 

    • B. 

      Transgressive 

    • C. 

      Subversive 

    • D. 

      Inversive 

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