This review provides a comprehensive analysis of the article on communication apprehension. The review articulates areas in the article that were not well presented and adequately described in the article. Moreover, the benefits of the insights offered in the article will also be incorporated in this review. Results of the survey presented in the article will also be analyzed. It is pertinent to note that the review will articulate areas where there are discrepancies between experience and the results of the survey in communication apprehension.
The article provides a clear analysis of the key aspects needed in developing training program on public speaking. This is instrumental in development of programs for formal training in public speaking. The author fail to justify the argument that public speaking is connected to the level of IQ of an individual. On the other hand, a justification of the connection between personality and communication is provided.
It is pertinent to note that the article comprehensively covers the aspect of shyness and communication. Moreover, an elaboration of the psychological factors associated with shyness is clearly outlined. A clear description of the common shyness scales is also provided. The article comprehensively covers comprehensive communication. However, the articles uses data obtained more than a decade ago. This validity of the data is not adequately elaborated. This failure on the author to adopt latest data or perform a new survey to draw new conclusion on the subject matter. The demerits of the talkaholic scale used during the initial survey are not outlined.
The article fails to justify the results of the studies outlined and adopted. Critics argue that the results were obtained in a controlled environment, which introduces doubt on the applicability of the conclusion to the real world.
On the topic of self-perceived communication competence (SPCC), the article presents divergent opinions on the matter. Moreover, a comprehensive justification of the data used is provided. It is pertinent to note that the relationship between communication apprehension and SPCC is strong. Moreover, a strong relationship amongst different communication factors is presented and different study results incorporated as the justification.
Communication apprehension is a multidimensional discipline and research tools used influence the validity of the conclusions made. This raises the issues of the appropriateness of using surveys as tools for study in communication apprehension. It is pertinent to note that the data obtained from surveys can be misleading since it is the discretion of the respondent to provide the truth or otherwise. Other negative aspects of a survey include the placebo effect in research, as well as misunderstandings. The use of closed questions in surveys limits variability of a study. Moreover, errors on the data collected may compromise the results of the data. Moreover, occurrence of systematic errors is common in surveys. These disadvantages clearly indicate that the use of survey results in comprehension apprehension is not sufficient.