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Communication Subject Guide

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 communicate more than 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 in his or her analysis.

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

Now consult the article's references to learn what "Neuendorf" and "Thomas" refer to (a book and an article respectively).