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COMM 322: Argumentation and Advocacy : More Resources

Basic argumentation theory including analysis. Research and evidence, case construction, refutation; discursive and visual argument; diverse fields of advocacy including law, politics, organizations, interpersonal relations.

Addtional Resources

If you need additional Communication resources checkout the Research Guide for Communication Studies and other subjects

Also check out the Browse by Subject page for a complete list of databases related to specific subjects. For example, if you are interested in Frank Llyod Wright architecture, search  Architecture subject list.

  Demographic Statistics

American Factfinder - A product of the US Census, American Factfinder provides Census data in user friendly format.

Consumer Expenditure Survey - The Bureau of Labor Statistics' Consumer Expenditure Survey records how Americans spend their money by tracking expenditures on food, housing, transportation, education, pensions, healthcare, etc.

Sources: United States

Think Thanks

CGS - PolicyArchive: PolicyArchive is an innovative, new digital archive of global, non-partisan public policy research.It makes use of the power, efficiency, and economy of modern Internet technology to collect and disseminate summaries and full texts, videos, reports, briefs, and multimedia material of think tank, university, government, and foundation-funded policy research.

 

ProCon.org - Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues : ProCon.org is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity that has no government affiliations of any kind. Our purpose is to provide resources for critical thinking and to educate without bias. We do not express opinions on our research projects ("issue websites").

 

Pew Research Center: The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. The center conducts public opinion polling, demographic studies, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. It does not take positions on policy issues.

 

The Urban Institute | Research of Record: The Urban Institute gathers data, conducts research, evaluates programs, offers technical assistance overseas, and educates Americans on social and economic issues — to foster sound public policy and effective government.

 

Brookings Institution:  The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct high-quality, independent research and, based on that research, to provide innovative, practical recommendations that advance three broad goals:

  • Strengthen American democracy;
  • Foster the economic and social welfare, security and opportunity of all Americans; and
  • Secure a more open, safe, prosperous and cooperative international system.

 

USA.gov: As the U.S. government's official web portal, USA.gov makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the web.

US Government Printing Office - FDsys - Home: The U.S Government Printing Office (GPO) provides publishing and dissemination services for the official and authentic government publications to Congress, Federal agencies, Federal depository libraries, and the American public.

 

Debatabase: a world of great debates | idebate.org - IDEA:IDEA works with young people from all over the world in communities with little or no history of debate or informed public discussion. We teach critical thinking, advocacy, conflict resolution, public speaking skills and the desire and capacity to look respectfully and rationally at other people’s points of view.

 

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