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ERIC Number: EJ1153841
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0363-4523
Do We Know What We Think We Know? On the Importance of Replication in Instructional Communication Research. Forum: The Future of Instructional Communication
Kaufmann, Renee; Tatum, Nicholas T.
Communication Education, v66 n4 p479-481 2017
Replication is a fundamental principle of social science, enabling researchers to verify the accuracy of empirical findings, clarify the conditions under which phenomena occur, and further validate the social significance of research (Brandt et al., 2014). However, a lack of replication research has been published in instructional communication (e.g., Frisby, Slone, & Bengu, 2017). Without replication, the field of instructional communication runs the risk of generalizing findings and forwarding knowledge claims built on an unstable, unreproducible foundation. As such, the author argues that over the next five years, "empirical replication" is one of the greatest needs for instructional communication research.
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Language: English
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