I am your Communication Studies subject librarian and I am here to help you with your research and citation. Please take a look at this class guide it is filled with valuable, helpful information. The UNT Library website is library.unt.edu and this website contains lots of important information along with your search boxes to find books, journal articles, online books and online articles and more.
Some journals that are "friendly" to rhetorical perspectives
Quarterly journal of speech (0033-5630)
Women's studies in communication (0749-1409)
Communication and critical/cultural studies (1479-1420)
Communication, culture & critique (1753-9129)
Critical studies in media communication (1529-5036)
Howard journal of communications (1064-6175)
Rhetoric & public affairs (1094-8392)
Feminist media studies (1468-0777)
Some journals that are NOT "friendly" to rhetorical perspectives
Communication education (0363-4523)
Communication monographs (0363-7751)
Communication studies (1051-0974)
Communication teacher (1740-4622)
Journal of applied communication research : JACR (0090-9882)
Reliability of research
Validity gives confidence in conclusions:
Types of research
Applied Research – directed toward a solution to a problem.
Basic research – to understand the fundamental nature of phenomena.
Altermatt, Bill. “Evaluating Research, Types of Research”. 2008. PDF.