The purpose of this study was to determine how methods of support functioned in the senate debate on the seating of Reed Smoot. In order to clarify the directions of the study, answers to the following questions were sought:
1. How extensively were methods of support used by each side?
2. What was the frequency of supports per assertion by each side?
3. How was the use of support materials distributed among the speakers?
4. How many different methods of support were used by each side?
5. What were the most frequently used methods of support by each side?
6. What were the least frequently used methods of support by each side?
7. Did the methods of support which were used differ from the methods discussed in public speaking textbooks?
8. Did the winning side differ in the use of methods of support from the losing side?
College and Department
Fine Arts and Communications; Theatre and Media Arts
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Berry, Beverly Alice, "Methods of Support Used in the Senate Debate on the Seating of Reed Smoot: A Content Analysis" (1968). Theses and Dissertations. 4526.
Reed Smoot, 1862-1941, Oratory