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As the only multi-paradigmatic collection of research in the field, this Handbook brings together a comprehensive range of essays to serve as a fully inclusive resource. Deanna L. Fassett and John T. Warren, along with two section editors and twenty-nine additional contributors, provide a balanced overview of various paradigms in the field—social scientific, interpretive, and critical. Key Features Three sections, addressing overlapping issues in communication and instruction, collectively represent multiple paradigms. This allows the reader to experience the depth and nuance available in communications studies. Each perspective is granted its own foundational chapter to provide an orientation to the discipline. Each contributor sets the agenda for their approach, helping the reader identify where the field is headed and where future research might be beneficial. Besides reviews of extant literature, demonstrating where the field has been, this Handbook also includes chapters that share topical new findings.