Ethics of proof in speech events : a replication and extension

dc.contributor.advisorThomas, David
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDouglas, William
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGelb, Betsy D. B.
dc.creatorHart, Jack
dc.description.abstractThe forensics community shares a general concern within speech education to improve the teaching of ethical communication. This study is an attempt to replicate and extend previous efforts to determine attitudes toward ethics in the forensic community. Previously studies concluded that questionnaires revealed a tension between ethical views advocated by educators and students in theory and what ethical systems were applied by those groups in practice. This study replicated these findings. In addition, the study questioned students and educators outside the forensic community to see if the ethical views of those outside the activity differed from those within. Virtually no significant differences were found in chi square, manova or other results. The essay concludes by discussing the implications of the activity's advocacy of a contest-oriented ethic and suggests possible courses of action and future study.
dc.description.departmentCommunication, Jack J. Valenti School of
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dc.subjectForensics (Public speaking)--Moral and ethical aspects
dc.titleEthics of proof in speech events : a replication and extension
dc.type.genreThesis of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, School of of Houston of Arts


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