Recommended Readings

There are many books and journals available on communication research, as a visit to your campus library will indicate. Many journals ranging from administrative theory to women’s studies may also focus on human communication. A few key journal titles are listed below. Chapter 4, “You Could Look It Up: Reading, Recording, and Reviewing Research,” will move us on to developing more relevant, targeted lists of readings.

Journal Article 3.1: Auger, G. (2014). Trust me. Trust me not. An experimental analysis of the effect of transparency on organizations. Journal of Public Relations Research, 26(4), 325–343.

Description: The article explores two types of transparency organizations can use to restore trust and diminish reputational risk or damage.

Journal Article 3.2: Hamilton, A. (2005). The development and operation of IRBs: Medical regulations and social science. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 33(3), 189–203.

Description: An overview of institutional review boards (IRBs), the most common means of reviewing research on human subjects.

Journal Article 3.3: Meisenbach, R. J. (2017). Integrating ethics and responsibility into organizational research: Issues and new directions. Management Communication Quarterly, 31(1), 146–152.

Description: An examination of ethical decision making and responsibility and ethics in organizational communication research.

Journal Article 3.4: Romo, L. K., Dinsmore, D. R., & Watterson, T.C. (2016). “Coming out” as an alcoholic: How former problem drinkers negotiate disclosure of their nondrinking identity. Health Communication, 31(3), 336–345.

Description: An overview of how former problem drinkers manage their communication about their drinking problems.

Journal Article 3.5: Sterling, S. (2017). Investigating the complexity of consent forms in ESL research. Journal of Research Design & Statistics in Linguistics & Communication Science, 4(2), 156–174.

Description: Consent forms are critical documents for researchers; however, there has been limited research in how to develop a usable consent form for ESL learners.