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COMM 4395: Communication Capstone Seminar

This guide will connect you resources, strategies, and tools that will help you complete your Communication Capstone project.

how to find Research Methods in the Library

The library has many books on communication research methods such as:

To find other method texts, use the keyword "methodology" in conjunction with the name of a discipline such as communication or sociology. Alternatively, you can search for particular methods such as content analysis, grounded theory, uses and gratifications, etc. 

Use Methods Employed by Other Scholars

Articles not only communicate the results of research, they also tell us how authors arrived at their conclusions. Read the methods section of a scholarly article, which gives the particular method or guidelines the author(s) used to locate or verify evidence.

For example, here are two methods used by Dr. Delwiche in his study on "Scanner tags, comic book piracy and participatory culture".

Now it's just a matter of consulting the article's references to learn what 'Neuendorf' and 'Thomas' refer to (a book and an article respectively).