About the Lecture
This research was the recipient of the 2022 Outstanding Article Award from the International Communication Association.
Meta-theoretical focus is given to how communication researchers are approaching and hypothesizing moderation. A moderation typology is offered and an evaluation of the field’s common practices for positing moderation reveals an inability to discern between three overarching classifications (Contributory, Contingent, Cleaved). Recommendations are provided to improve the field’s conceptualization and presentation of moderation.
About the Speakers
Dr. R. Lance Holbert is a professor of communication and social influence at Klein College of Media and Communication in Temple University. He is also a distinguished research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Public Policy Center, an international communication association fellow and closing out his stint as editor-in-chief of Journal of Communication.
Dr. Esul Park, KLN ‘21, is the associate director of institutional research in the Office of the Provost at Drexel University. She is a social scientist with academic and industry experience, with current primary responsibilities including understanding students’ experience through surveys and identifying areas of future development for the university using quantitative/qualitative research methods. She is originally from South Korea and moved to the U.S. to pursue her higher education. Dr. Park served as the editorial assistant for Journal of Communication from 2018 through 2020.