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Structural and Process Models of Human Communication Systems [microform] / Ernest L. Stech
Bib ID 5290111
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Stech, Ernest L
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1975 
47 p. 
Summary

It is argued that the structural and process models of human communication systems can be derived from the same data, and that communication systems can be described in terms of certain basic parameters; these parameters, in turn, provide a taxonomy of system types. The applicable empirical research data is reviewed to make statements about the existing knowledge concerning the structural and process facets of systems in which human beings are the components. In summary, the research literature showed that the two most commonly used models for empirical studies are the component structural model (who communicates with whom) and the component state process model (what is said after what). Matrix methods, uncertainty statistics, and graph theory methods have been employed sparingly in the analysis of communication systems data. The author concludes that communication systems, however, are organized or structured in at least three different senses, as networks of components, as sequences of components, and as sequences of component states. (RB)

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ERIC Note: Paper presented at the 1975 Purdue Post Doctorate Honors Seminar.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Communication (Thought Transfer)  |  Higher Education.  |  Human Relations.  |  Literature Reviews.  |  Models.  |  Organizational Communication.  |  Organizational Theories.  |  Research Methodology.  |  Systems Analysis.
Form/genre Reports, Research.
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