ERIC Number: ED224058
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Rating of Doctoral Programs in Speech Communication: 1982.
Edwards, Renee; Barker, Larry
A survey was conducted to update previous rankings of speech communication doctoral programs. Subjects were a random selection of every sixth name on the Speech Communication Association (SCA) membership list, and members of the SCA who have been the first authors of journal articles in the SCA journals in the past 10 years. In addition to academic and biographical data, the questionnaire solicited ratings of doctoral programs in eight areas: (1) rhetorical and communication theory, (2) interpersonal communication, (3) organizational communication, (4) mass communication, (5) public address, (6) communication education, (7) oral interpretation, and (8) overall quality. Subjects were also asked to rate in order the top five doctoral programs on overall quality. A total of 415 responses were returned from the 2 sample groups. The majority of the random sample respondents were male, assistant professors with Ph.D.s, and most interested in the area of rhetorical and communication theory. Most of the respondents in the first author sample were male professors, also with Ph.D.s and also interested primarily in rhetorical and communication theory. Among the results, the random sample subjects rated the University of Wisconsin, University of Iowa, and Northwestern University programs highest in overall quality. First authors ranked the Wisconsin, Iowa, and University of Illinois programs at highest in overall quality. (Tables indicating program ranking by the two groups in each of the eight areas are included.) (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (68th, Louisville, KY, November 4-7, 1982).