An Analysis of Communication Barriers in Five Methods of Teaching Business Subjects

Steven Golen, Alvin C. Burns, James W. Gentry

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This study evaluates the seriousness of communication barriersfor the following five teaching methods. (1) straight lecture, (2) prepared case studies, (3) experiential exercises, (4) computer simulation, and (5) “live” case studies. The results of this study indicate the presence of 13 communication barrier clusters or factors that concern students. A number of significant differences exist for six of the clusters among the five teaching methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-52
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Business Communication
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1984


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)

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