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ERIC Number: ED355607
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
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Critical Listening Differences during Intercollegiate Debate Constructive and Rebuttal Speeches.
Crawford, Christopher B.
A study determined differences in the use of critical listening in constructive and rebuttal speeches during intercollegiate debate tournaments. A self-developed survey instrument was completed by 18 subjects preceding a randomly assigned round at the 15th National Junior Division Debate Tournament. Following completion of the instruments they were returned for later data analysis using the t-test and correlation methods. Critics were found to make key decisions, evaluate faulty reasoning and accept or reject arguments more in rebuttals than in constructive speeches. Several of the survey questions yielded significant differences, but many other findings supported retaining the null hypothesis. In the future, researchers might look at specific issues (i.e., topicality, justification, etc.) as they are affected by listening behaviors. Four tables of data are included. (Contains 24 references.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A