ERIC Number: ED091784
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Research Priorities Division of the Speech Communication Association.
Bitzer, Lloyd F.; And Others
A wide variety of topics are discussed in relation to research needs and classified in relation to problem areas, decision-making areas, and recommendations. Areas under discussion include an examination of the decision-making structure of the Speech Communication Association, criteria by which decisions can be evaluated, conceptualizing the decision-making process, the role of computers and other technological advances, the funding of research, problems of freedom of speech, public access to the mass media, and thrusting unwanted communication on unwilling recipients. Twenty-one recommendations which suggest the future direction of the Speech Communication Association in the area of research are included. Recommendations were made for broadening of the theoretical perspectives used to study speech communication, providing graduate students with more intensive and specialized training in particular theoretical positions or research methodologies, improving the language used by the research community, establishing research priorities, and broadening training and use of various methodologies for the study of speech communication. (RB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Speech Communication Association, New York, NY.