Information / Edition 1

Information / Edition 1

by L . David Ritchie
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803939051

ISBN-13: 9780803939059

Pub. Date: 09/11/1991

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This volume thoroughly covers the sub-field of information, and is one of the first in a series which synthesizes the research literature on major concepts in the field of communication. Each concise volume includes a research definition (concept explication) and presents a state-of-the-art analysis of theory and empirical findings related to the concept.

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Overview

This volume thoroughly covers the sub-field of information, and is one of the first in a series which synthesizes the research literature on major concepts in the field of communication. Each concise volume includes a research definition (concept explication) and presents a state-of-the-art analysis of theory and empirical findings related to the concept.

After defining the word 'information', the author contrasts non-linear and reflexive ideas about human communication with linear perspectives. Information is equated with uncertainty. The result presents a pattern for the process of conceptualizing and reconceptualizing information in the context of evolving communication theories.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803939059
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/11/1991
Series:
Communication Concepts Series, #2
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
108
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.26(d)

Table of Contents

Information in Communication Science
Communication
Signal Transmission and Interpretation
Measuring the Variety of a Set
Redundancy
How Structure Affects Variety
Structure and Relevance
Uncertainty
Summary
Distinctions and Connections

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