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ERIC Number: EJ917335
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0363-4523
Assessment of Oral Communication: A Major Review of the Historical Development and Trends in the Movement from 1975 to 2009
Morreale, Sherwyn; Backlund, Philip; Hay, Ellen; Moore, Michael
Communication Education, v60 n2 p255-278 Apr 2011
This comprehensive review of the assessment of oral communication in the communication discipline is both descriptive and empirical in nature. First, some background on the topic of communication assessment is provided. Following the descriptive background, we present an empirical analysis of academic papers, research studies, and books about assessing communication, all of which were presented or published from 1975 to 2009. The results are outlined of content and thematic analyses of a database of 558 citations from that time period, including 434 national convention presentations, 89 journal articles, and 35 other extant books and publications. Three main themes and eight subthemes are identified in the database, and trends evident in the resulting data are considered. The study concludes with a discussion of the trends and overarching themes gleaned from the research efforts, and the authors' recommendations of best practices for how to conduct oral communication assessment. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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