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 6.1: Erba, J., Temes, B., Bobkowski, P., Logan, T., & Liu, Y. (2018). Sampling methods and sample populations in quantitative mass communication research studies: A 15-year census of six journals. Communication Research Reports, 35(1), 42–47.

Description: The study evaluated sampling methods and populations used in all U.S. based survey and experimental mass communication studies published between 2000 and 2014 in six major journals.

Journal Article 6.2: Wombacher, K., Reno, J. E., & Veil, S. R. (2017). NekNominate: Social norms, social media, and binge drinking. Health Communication, 32(5), 596–602.

Description: An exploration of the social-media-based binge drinking game and how this relates to social norms and behavior.