Communication Research provides a reader-friendly introduction to social research in all communication-related disciplines. While its emphasis is on science, this text covers rhetorical and historical research and emphasizes that their methodologies are complementary. Communication Research is designed to arm students with some of the essential critical thinking skills that are necessary to survive the information overload of the 21st century, helping them to sort the sense from the nonsense. Complex ideas are explained in a readable way without ever "dumbing down" the material. Communication Research is placed squarely within the communication discipline and prepares students to succeed in all communication-related fields. Organized around the research process, this text provides students with the means to conduct, analyze and interact with research in the field of communication.Hocking, John E. is the author of 'Communication Research', published 2002 under ISBN 9780321088079 and ISBN 0321088077.