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International Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods published

The comprehensive encyclopedia, edited by Jörg Matthes, covers all communication research methods.

Three volumes, 260 articles and 2048 pages: The International Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods, published in November 2017 by Wiley as well as the International Communication Association and edited by Professor Jörg Matthes, covers all communication research methods.



It contains articles about data collection, data analysis, qualitative, quantitative, classical, modern and new approaches and methods. According to Wiley, it also "introduces new and advanced methods and measurement tools that have been developed in other fields but which may be useful to communication scholars.

The first of its kind in ambition and scope, The International Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods offers: 

  • Key research topics in the field from a strong global editorial team
  • Multi-disciplinary crossover to other social sciences
  • Both qualitative and quantitative methods – and classical as well as modern approaches
  • Basic, fundamental, and advanced methods used at the forefront of cutting-edge research

Students and scholars need sound and comprehensive resources that map the field, explain key terms, and point to current debates and challenges. This encyclopedia meets those needs, and will serve as an important text for communication students as well as scholars independent of their topical focus and methodological expertise."

More information on the encyclopedia can be accessed here.


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