ERIC Number: ED240626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Research in Forensics from the Past Five Years: Trends, Omissions, and Recommendations.
Thomas, David A.
A review of literature in the speech communication field from 1978 to 1983 reveals developments emerging in the area of forensics, while a review of the contributions to theories of debate analysis reveals advances in both policy systems theory and in hypothesis testing. Although much of the research is directed toward forensics educators, it is closely tied to argumentation and decision theory, thereby offering the potential for making a significant contribution to knowledge in the wider scholarly discipline. The research in individual events shows a few qualitative studies, a number of essays devoted to a coherent and indepth analysis of a specific theme (argument in individual events), and some critiques and proposals for future research. The literature related to nonpolicy debating is still in its early stages of development and can be characterized as anecdotal, subjective, and exhortatory. (HOD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Theory Development
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (69th, Washington, DC, November 10-13, 1983).