COMM ST 150

Methodologies in Communication Research

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Richard Groper Full Profile > 1.5 Overall 1.0 Easiness 1.0 Workload 1.5 Clarity 1.8 Helpfulness
While everyone else is mostly interested in discussing Groper's monotone voice or boring lectures, I would simply like to add that he is the most unorga... (March 7, 2002)
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While everyone else is mostly interested in discussing Groper's monotone voice or boring lectures, I would simply like to add that he is the most unorganized, unqualified and ignorant professor I have ever had. Taking his class was an insult to my intelligence, and his condescending attitude is absolutely unnecessary. If you are looking at this to decide whether or not to take his class, don't. Not even if it fits your schedule perfectly. It will ruin your entire quarter.

March 7, 2002
Martie Haselton Full Profile > 3.4 Overall 1.2 Easiness 1.6 Workload 3.8 Clarity 3.4 Helpfulness
Research methods is certainly not the most exciting class you can take, but it's mandatory, at least for comm majors. If you have to take it, I would r... (April 16, 2003)
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Research methods is certainly not the most exciting class you can take, but it's mandatory, at least for comm majors. If you have to take it, I would recommend taking it with Professor Haselton. The reading material is dry, but she did her best to provide examples and analogies to help you learn. She shared her research on relationships and applied them to the course. Evolutionary psychology is an interesting field of study, and Haselton introduces some ideas in her methods class. Besides the studies on relationships, the class discussions were best.

Haselton's TA, Elizabeth, is amazing! She was always willing to help you with your research proposal paper, which is a good assignment btw, and has a million ideas to give you if you can't come up with your own. Back to Haselton though, she is extremely organized, though I don't remember the last time a professor used overheads. They are helpful because she posts them online afterwards. She lectures well and clearly, but it almost seems like she's too nice. It shouldn't take a class as long as it did to settle down. Haselton should be more assertive in that regards. And the tests. I personally thought the questions, multiple choice and short answer/essay, were completely fair. Nothing was a surprise or worded funny, but straightforward.

About the class, it was somewhat strange because there were so few guys, but I suppose that is the comm student body. Also, as others have noted, Haselton is probably one of the best looking professors on campus. Man, she never had a bad hair day...ever.

April 16, 2003
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Pamela Hobbs Full Profile > 4.1 Overall 2.3 Easiness 2.4 Workload 4.1 Clarity 3.7 Helpfulness
The first time I sat in Professor Hobb's Lecture, I though that I was going to dread going to her classes. Her lectures seemed really boring at first b... (Feb. 6, 2007)
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The first time I sat in Professor Hobb's Lecture, I though that I was going to dread going to her classes. Her lectures seemed really boring at first but after awhile I began to really enjoy her classes, and now I think she is a awsome instructor. She has a great sense of humor and she makes the class interesting by making crazy comments about the course material. She also makes to material easy to understand and easy to remember, she goes over the material over and over again until it's just stuck in your head. The first half of the class is spent reviewing, and the second half of the class is spent going through the new cases. She tells you what you need to know in the cases, and all you have to do is highlight it in your book. Professor Hobbs ins't a difficult teacher at all, but the course itself can be a little tough because it involves a lot of analysis. But if you're thinking about going to law school, you should definitly take this class. Also, Professor Hobbs is really approachable outside of class and really cares about her students. When you talk to her outside of class she does not act like she's higher than you because she has a J.D. and a Ph.D, she treats you like you're on the same level as her. Take her class, you won't regret it.

Feb. 6, 2007
Georgia Kernell Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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Timothy Ketelaar Full Profile > 2.4 Overall 1.6 Easiness 1.6 Workload 1.6 Clarity 1.4 Helpfulness
This class wasn't as bad as everyone says. Sure, I think it's stupid that the tests are so easy that the averages on the curves are ridiculous high but ... (June 5, 2002)
Timothy Ketelaar See Full Profile

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This class wasn't as bad as everyone says. Sure, I think it's stupid that the tests are so easy that the averages on the curves are ridiculous high but the class is really straight forward and not complicated. You realy don't have to read the book - he basically only tests you on material he went over in lecture (which he posts online). He made the material easy to understand - I recommend him.

June 5, 2002
Peter Lamberson Full Profile > 2.2 Overall 1.8 Easiness 2.5 Workload 2.2 Clarity 2.2 Helpfulness
I couldn't agree more with the two previous reviews about Lamberson. Although he says he understands that some students may not feel too comfortable wit... (Winter Quarter 2017)
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I couldn't agree more with the two previous reviews about Lamberson. Although he says he understands that some students may not feel too comfortable with statistics, he is condescending when students ask questions regarding the math portion. He does not provide you with enough practice problems and does not properly prepare you for the exam questions. When I visited him in office hours to discuss my group project, he was not helpful and simply told me "keep thinking", without offering any guidance. I would suggest to take this class with another professor.

Winter Quarter 2017
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Steven Peterson Full Profile > 3.5 Overall 2.7 Easiness 2.7 Workload 2.7 Clarity 3.5 Helpfulness
painful...just painful (June 26, 2014)
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Overall 3.5 Easiness 2.7 Workload 2.7 Clarity 2.7 Helpfulness 3.5

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painful...just painful

June 26, 2014
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