ERIC Number: ED418439
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Forensics and Small Group Communication.
Dickmeyer, Scott G.; Davis, Matt D.
University forensic programs offer original opportunities for small group communication research. Scholars have been calling for research in a naturalistic setting. A prime place for these studies exists in academic departments, within forensic programs. Forensic programs meet the standards set forth by prominent scholars for effective small group research. A longitudinal study could indicate how group goals, norms, standards, and roles of leadership change through a group's history. Research could also consider the impact of assigned leadership on a group, and additional role research could focus on how members interact depending on the environment. Not only can forensics be an effective skill- and character-building activity, but it can also be the site for cutting-edge research. (Contains 11 references.) (RS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Small Group Communication
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (80th, New Orleans, LA, November 19-22, 1994).