Well-known journal editors and Communication scholars Alison Alexander and W. James Potter provide an insider’s guide to getting published in scholarly communication journals. Alexander and Potter begin with a review of the manuscript submission process followed by coverage of writing traps that should be avoided. Additional chapters, written by eight other distinguished journal editors, tell prospective authors what editors and reviewers look for when deciding which articles should be published and which should not.

The Challenge of Writing the Quantitative Study

The challenge of writing the quantitative study
Alan M. Rubin

All research begins with a problem that we need to solve. That problem may involve facilitating interpersonal interactions among people, increasing productivity in groups or organizations, improving the effectiveness of public communication, assessing the effects of televised violence or of Internet pornography on children, or any number of similar communication concerns. The major focus of this chapter will be on the challenges of preparing an effective quantitative research study. However, it is the research problem, rather than the quantitative or qualitative nature of the data we have collected, that is the driving force behind the research study and the manuscript. Nevertheless, throughout the chapter I will identify directions to ...

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