ERIC Number: EJ261241
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1982
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A Method for Scaling Verbal Disqualification.
Bavelas, Janet Beavin; Smith, Beverly J.
Human Communication Research, v8 n3 p214-27 Spr 1982
A disqualification is a message that says something "without really saying it"--one that is evasive, indirect, or effectively ambiguous in some other way. This article describes the rationale for, and development of, an objective method for measuring the degree of disqualification in brief written messages. (PD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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