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Uses and Gratifications - Elihu Katz
Transcript of Uses and Gratifications - Elihu Katz
2.People seek to gratify needs.
3.Media compete for your attention and time.
4.Media affect different people differently.
5.People can accurately report their media use and motivation. Typology of Uses and Gratifications 1. Passing Time
5. Social Interaction
8. Excitement Critique What makes an objective theory good? o The “twin objectives of scientific knowledge” – the theory must explain the past and present, and predict the future
o Relative simplicity – the theory must be as simple as possible
o Testability – the theory must be testable and falsifiable
o Practical utility – the theory must be useful
o Quantitative research – the theory must appeal to numbers