This chapter will help you:
- Define the terms induction, deduction, and abduction.
- Identify key reasons for doing research.
- Explain the ways we “know what we know.”
- Describe major worldviews in human communication research and how each shapes the nature of research.
- Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of basing your work on the work of other researchers.
- Explain with examples the difference between a research question and a hypothesis.