Methodologies in Communication Research

Peter J Lamberson

Methodologies in Communication Research

Communication department

Peter J Lamberson

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Easiness of class 1.9
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Workload 2.4
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Clarity of professor 2.0
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Helpfulness of professor 2.6
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  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Needs Textbook
  • Has Group Projects
  • Uses Slides
  • Tough Tests
  • Snazzy Dresser

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Grades

Fall 2017
44.9%
37.4%
30.0%
22.5%
15.0%
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Fall 2016
31.5%
26.3%
21.0%
15.8%
10.5%
5.3%
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Winter 2016
21.7%
18.1%
14.5%
10.9%
7.2%
3.6%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2015
32.3%
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5.4%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Spring 2019 Submitted June 25, 2019 Grade Received: P

I really wish that I never took this class with Lamberson and took it with Peterson instead. The second half of the class was strictly math without a proper incorporation of relevant class concepts from the first half so it felt completely pointless. OH AND WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE CALCULATORS ON THE FINAL so that was such an enjoyable experience! He also just expected us to know the area of a triangle without even mentioning that a homework problem would require such prior knowledge. The lectures and homework did not overlap as much as they should have. The homework was completely different from the exams, which was quite frankly a waste of time and annoying since they were due every single Sunday so my weekends were always stressful. He also should have had powerpoint slides for the formulas instead of writing on an old school chalk board that was hard to read at times. I basically had to teach myself the entire second half of the class via YouTube videos or videos on Khan Academy, so I was basically paying over $1,000 to teach myself for a mandatory class, let that sink in.

As for the GROUP PROJECT: Since the T.A. assigns the groups based on discussion, I was stuck with lazy fellow classmates who lacked a strong work ethic and creativity for the research proposal group project so I basically did the whole project with one other member while a third group member (a smart ass, sexist guy in my group) tried to take credit for everything during the presentation and would barely let me get a word in. Although, my group did well on the project, I did not have enough time to prepare for the final so I ended up getting screwed in the end and my grade dropped from an A.

Overall, Lamberson seems like a nice man. However, unfortunately as a professor, he was disengaged this whole quarter, he lacked passion for teaching this class. However, in fairness, he might have been going through some difficult personal issues so hopefully the next time, he teaches this course, things will change.

Quarter Taken: Spring 2019 Submitted June 24, 2019 Grade Received: N/A

*If you hate math skip this professor at all costs.* I would have rather taken this class with Peterson or Kernell. Lamberson is super unorganized and unclear. And for the love of god, please do not save 150 for your last quarter at UCLA. Not a fun note to leave off on...

Quarter Taken: Spring 2019 Submitted June 10, 2019 Grade Received: N/A

Heavy on stats

Quarter Taken: Spring 2019 Submitted June 3, 2019 Grade Received: B+

Lamberson is a great guy, and the other class I took with him was awesome, he was clearly very passionate about it. The problem with this class is that he lacks passion, I really feel like he didn't care what he was teaching. The first half is fine, things you've definitely learned in other classes starting in about 6th grade. The second half is Stats based, and I've just been racking my brain to pull up information taught in Stats 10 because it is a lot more helpful than what he teaches. He's a nice guy and means well but lacks clarity and organization. Often times he would start teaching a concept and then in the middle say, "you guys don't need to know this though" which made it hard to know what we should and should not know. Tests are multiple choice and a bit tricky, group project isn't too bad if you have helpful group members.

Quarter Taken: Fall 2017 Submitted Jan. 10, 2018 Grade Received: B-

Professor Lamberson is a really funny guy but lacks clarity when it comes to teaching.
The first half of the class is manageable if you attend class and do the HW assignments. It’s key that you take notes in this class because his slides are useless.
The second half becomes a lot more stat based and a lot more confusing. Lamberson fails at explaining the concepts very well and made it more confusing than it had to be. I heavily relied on YouTube videos to understand the concepts and to do the HW assignments.
His class consists of a midterm, a final, 7-8 HW assignments and a group project. The one bad thing about the final is that we’re not allowed to have a calculator so a bunch of us were stuck trying to solve the math during the final.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2017 Submitted April 5, 2017 Grade Received: B

I couldn't agree more with the two previous reviews about Lamberson. Although he says he understands that some students may not feel too comfortable with statistics, he is condescending when students ask questions regarding the math portion. He does not provide you with enough practice problems and does not properly prepare you for the exam questions. When I visited him in office hours to discuss my group project, he was not helpful and simply told me "keep thinking", without offering any guidance. I would suggest to take this class with another professor.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2017 Submitted April 3, 2017 Grade Received: N/A

He cancelled a lot of office hours, made the tests vague and tricky, barely gave us any practice problems to prepare for the final (and the book is not helpful at all so I would not even bother getting it). If you're not a fan of math, don't bother with this class and take Petersen instead. The average on our final was a 73% ... generously, he gave us 1 extra point to curve it. Made a huge difference! *sarcasm*. Really regret not taking it with another professor. It's all about the math. If it's not your thing - take another professor.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2017 Submitted March 23, 2017 Grade Received: N/A

Idk how he got such a good review. He's condescending, not helpful, constantly cancels office hours and isn't very clear on what he wants. Honestly, just don't.

Quarter Taken: Winter 2016 Submitted March 3, 2016 Grade Received: N/A

PJ is a great professor overall. While I would not consider Comm 150 easy in comparison to the other upper division Comm classes for the reasons that this class is more logic, procedures, and numbers-based, the class is at an appropriate difficulty level for the topics we are covering. I would recommend refreshing on some basic stats material as the latter half of the course focuses on this. However, PJ is aware that most Comm majors aren't too familiar with heavy stats so he makes sure to go over the more confusing concepts thoroughly and answers your questions in the clearest of ways to the best of his abilities. The homework is a combination of book exercises and his own personal questions, but again, they are not too overwhelming and the amount is fair for the material covered and time given. If at any time the students express that the homework is too much, he is willing to negotiate the due date. There is a large group research project due at the end of the quarter but he goes over this well in advance and you will have plenty of time to finish. Tests are a combination of multiple choice and free response, but are subject to change. Tests are fair. If you are willing to put in the work, you should be alright. PJ is a great professor who prioritizes student learning and I would recommend others to take his course.

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Tags

  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Needs Textbook
  • Has Group Projects
  • Uses Slides
  • Tough Tests
  • Snazzy Dresser

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