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ERIC Number: ED072492
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Pages: 10
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A Critique of Burgoon's Study of Willingness to Manipulate Others and Success in Two Basic Speech Communication Courses.
Rossiter, Charles M., Jr.; And Others
The authors question Burgoon's assumption that the acquisition of grades and the achievement of course goals are highly positively correlated. The major criticisms of Burgoon's study concern use of grades as measurements of success and the nature of the experimental population. The use of grades is criticized on the grounds that disparity existed in the determination criteria. The generalizability of results is also limited due to the selective experimental population--students and instructors participating in public speaking and freshman communication courses at General Motors Institute. The unique character of this information suggests that the results might differ from those obtained in a more typical institution of higher learning. (Author/LG)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Assn. (58th, Chicago, December 27-30, 1972)