The Communication Theory Of Uncertainty Reduction Theory

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Stuttering, perspiring, and feeling a dry mouth are a few things someone who has to meet and interact with new people might experience. Interacting with new people will come with dealing with uncertainty jitters. This research looks at the different critiques by communication scholars on the communication theory of Uncertainty Reduction Theory. Uncertainty Reduction Theory is a communication theory that came about through the research of Charles Berger from the post-positivist tradition. Charles Berger through Uncertainty Reduction Theory proposes that the beginnings of personal relationships are filled with uncertainties. Berger suggests that anticipation of future interaction, incentive value, or deviance can boost our drive to reduce…show more content…
Using quantitative and qualitative data in a study, the researcher nulls the weaknesses (Creswell, 2014). Creswell (2014) states “the core assumption of this form of inquiry is that the combination of qualitative and quantitative approaches provides a more complete understanding of a research problem than either approach alone”. Researchers who hold different philosophical positions may find mixed methods research to be difficult because of their different beliefs (Greene, 2007). However, mixed methods research also represents an opportunity to change these tensions into fresh knowledge through discovery. A pragmatic perspective draws using diverse approaches, giving primacy to the importance of the research problem and question, and valuing both objective and subjective knowledge (Morgan, 2007). A transformative perspective offers an orienting framework for a mixed methods study based on creating a more just and democratic society that permeates the entire research process, from the problem to the conclusions, and the use of results (Mertens, 2009). Difference in Qualitative and Quantitative According to Wyse (2011) from Snap Surveys, qualitative Research is primarily exploratory research. It is used to gain an understanding of underlying reasons, opinions, and motivations. It provides possible answers into the problem or helps to develop ideas or hypotheses for potential quantitative research. Qualitative Research is also used to find trends in
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