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Quiz 1 :

Introduction to Communication Theory

Quiz 1 :

Introduction to Communication Theory

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______ theories are useful because they are often the basis for our decisions about how to communicate.
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Although they often help guide our decision making,______ can be problematic because they aren't grounded in research.
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One way of evaluating theory is to determine whether the theory makes a complex situation clearer.
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The ______ context is the context in which our thoughts influence the way we communicate.
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Definitions of communication vary based upon an indication of success or accuracy.Which difference in definitions is the focus of this description?
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A model is defined as ______.
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______ are more systematic than commonsense theories because they represent agreed-on ways of doing things for a particular profession.
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Harry has been asked to give a presentation at Hogwarts School.During the talk,he sees his friend Ron scratching his head,and Harry takes that to mean Ron is sending him a nonverbal message.Even though Ron meant nothing by the gesture,this scenario is an example of the notion that ______.
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The notion of ______,whether internal or external,is concerned with the logic of the theory.
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A theory that seems to "skip" or miss steps is said to lack ______.
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The ______ context focuses on interpersonal communication when two people are from different cultures.
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When a theory has many real-world applications,we say it has ______.
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A ______ is any systematic summary about the nature of the communication process.
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The belief that "the more competent you are in your job,the more work they're going to give you" is an example of ______.
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Ron and Harry have told Hermione that the theory she has told them about is not applicable to the practice of their profession of sorcery because it provides more thorough,accurate,and abstract explanations for communication than do some other types of theory.About which of the following would be the type of theory Hermione has told Ron and Harry?
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A ______ refers to an agreed-upon aspect of reality.
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______ theory has undergone systematic research and is the focus of this course.
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______ refers to whether a theory is presented with simplicity--the fewest statements possible.
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When a theory's concepts build logically upon each other,we say that the theory has internal ______.
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Research indicates that communication competence is most often understood as achieving a successful balance between ______ and ______.
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