The purpose of this study was to examine the effects speech laboratories have on students enrolled in basic public speaking courses. Specifically, the researchers attempted to gain a student perspective about visiting a speech laboratory through qualitative methods. Ten semi-structured student interviews were conducted and the collected data were transcribed verbatim before being analyzed using the constant comparative method (Glaser & Strauss, 1967; Lincoln & Guba, 1985).
The results of the analysis provide initial support that speech laboratories do, to some degree, assist students with their public speaking skills and help them manage their public speaking anxiety.
Jones, Adam C.; Hunt, Stephen K.; Simonds, Cheri J.; Comadena, Mark E.; and Baldwin, John R.
"Speech Laboratories: An Exploratory Examination of Potential Pedagogical Effects on Studies,"
Basic Communication Course Annual: Vol. 16
, Article 9.
Available at: http://ecommons.udayton.edu/bcca/vol16/iss1/9