- How would you cite this article in your bibliography (“references” “work cited”) section?
MLA and APA are the two most commonly required formats in high school and college., Similarly,MLA style is usually taught to middle and high school students while APA style is most preferred by students in science and research fields.
Sias, Patricia M., Jolanta A. Drzewiecka, Mary Meares, Rhiana Bent, Yoko Konomi, Maria Ortega,
and Colene White. “Interculural Friendship Development.” Communication Reports.
21.3 (2008): 1-13. Web. 14 Feb. 2014.
Sias, P. M., Drzewiecka, J. A., Meares, M., Bent, R., Konomi, Y., Ortega, M., & White, C. (2008).
Intercultural Friendship Development. Communication Reports, 21. 1-13.
- How did the authors come to propose particular research question or hypothesis? (background of the research)
- What research questions/hypotheses did the authors propose?
- What research method(s) did the authors use to respond to the proposed research questions/hypotheses?
In order to identify the answers to the proposed research questions, the authors used descriptive-qualitative research method. Descriptive-qualitative method is used in order to describe a phenomenon. Researcher/s use this method under the assumption that there is a cause-effect relationship that exists between the behavior and outcome. Factors that might influence behaviors, environments and circumstances of a certain phenomenon can be examined through this method.
- What did the authors find?
After the data gathered were analyzed, the authors identified three personal and one contextual factors that influence intercultural friendship. These are cultural similarities, cultural differences, prior intercultural experience, and targeted socializing. Also, the authors determined that the development of intercultural friendships is both hampered and encouraged by communication.
- What reactions do you have about the article?
The article was able to present a concise and reliable research about the development of intercultural friendships. The study was also timely and bears significance to the society as the world is and continues to be more multicultural than before. With the results provided by the study, people from different cultures will now have a guide on how to successfully develop intercultural friendships.