Emergency Communication

Emergency communication refers to communication in the context of emergencies, disasters, catastrophes, and other crises. There is little agreement on what these and related terms mean, so this entry uses the term emergency communication for the communication needs faced in these and similar situations in which safety is threatened.

The role of research methods in emergency communication differs from discussing individual methods or methodological concepts because it is an area of application in which many kinds of research methods are used. In fact, emergency communication is a broad enough area of work that intersects with many methods of communication research. Indeed, emergency communication is not a clearly demarcated field, since it encompasses many fields of risk communication and crisis communication, as well as substantial subparts of ...

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