Accession Number:

ADA043841

Title:

Notes Toward a Theory of Communication and Social Change.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

WICHITA STATE UNIV KANS CENTER FOR HUMAN APPRAISAL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

The author outlines a number of methods for identifying parts of the social system to which the individual belongs and the nature of communication in the systems context. He emphasizes expectation as a crucial condition for reception as well as the basis for redundancy. He defines a number of useful constructs such as communication, change, Ashbeys Law of Requisite Variety, circumstances as probability vectors, systematic errors, S lags, P lag, and R lag. He presents an integrated format on which his future work on this project will be based. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE