COMM 3007 Study Guide - Comprehensive Final Exam Guide - University Of Minnesota, Organizational Communication, Karl Popper
Yet the description is so broad that it doesn"t give us any direction on how we might construct a theory, nor does it offer a way to figure out when thoughts or statements about communication haven"t attained that status. If a theory is a set of hunches, it means we aren"t yet sure we have the answer. When there"s no puzzle to be solved or the explanation is obvious, there"s no need to develop a theory. Theories always involve an element of speculation, or conjecture. Being a theorist is risky business because theories go beyond accepted wisdom. Once you become a theorist, you probably hope that all thinking people will eventually embrace the trial balloon you"ve launched. When you first float your theory, however, it"s definitely in the hunch category. By referring to a plural set of hunches rather than a single hunch, .