Setting the agenda for the study of group communication in the future, this book presents work that has not previously been explored in the current small group communication literature. It focuses on new theoretical and conceptual directions; examines new research methodologies; looks at antecedent factors affecting group communication; provides insight into both group communication process and practices; and covers different group communication contexts.

Ethnographic Practices in Group Communication Research

NatalieJ.DollarOregon State UniversityGerianneM.MerriganSan Francisco State University

Over the past few decades, a number of scholars have criticized group communication research for its reliance on the study of groups, primarily student groups, in the laboratory (Bormann, 1970; Cragan & Wright, 1980, 1990; Frey, 1994c; Putnam & Stohl, 1990; Sykes, ...

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