EMC 4660 - Scientific Approaches to Media
3 credit hours
(Same as JOUR 4660 .) Prerequisite: Junior standing.
Provides a critical overview off the historical, intellectual, and theoretical foundations of scientific inquiry with specific emphasis on quantitative research methods. Introduces major theories and methods of scientific inquiry in the field of communication including psychological and sociological perspectives, survey research, content analysis, experiments, observational research, and statistical analysis. Explores audience analysis, media effects, message testing, campaign evaluation, political communication, public opinion, and new media technologies.
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