Social Implications of Research

The social implications of communication research is defined as the ability or potential for research to impact society in visible or useful ways. Communication research teaches us to look at the world in a systematic fashion that relies on evidence and supported conclusions. Research implications takes us beyond the unsupported claims of everyday communication life to concrete claims as to the usefulness of research. The word implications implies that researchers can forecast future usefulness, or that a reader can relate in some capacity to the usefulness of the research to their particular context. The implications, then, help inform, teach, and influence human life for the better. In a way, implications state what individuals, groups, or institutions should do with the research. It is ...

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