Dale Hample's

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UMD email: dhample@umd.edu

UMD phone: 301-405-1414


Dept of Commmunication

2103 Skinner Building

University of Maryland

College Park MD 20742


Course websites are on ELMS:

https://elms.umd.edu (use your UMD directory ID to log on)


The Department of Communication's website:


(You can find my vita there.)


I have finished my term as editor of Argumentation and Advocacy. 

The new editors' website for the journal is http://www.argumentationandadvocacy.com/

I'm presently the department's liaison for Institutional Research Board reviews.

Email correspondence should go to: mailto:comm-irb@umd.edu



Cincinnati Reds

Professional baseball begins

with my team:






More or Less Current Research Projects

Arguing in Conversations

Undergraduate research assistants would be welcome, and would get independent study credit.  This project is nearly over.  In Fall 2011 I am cleaning up some old recordings that were never transcribed or coded.

Serial Arguments

A serial argument is one that repeats, one that isn't resolved in a single episode.  We are studying these in friendships, romantic relationships, classrooms, organizations, and across cultures.

Meta-analysis of Argumentativeness

This is a project with Mike Allen (Univ. Wisconsin - Milwaukee) and Mark Hamilton (U Connecticut).

Taking Conflict Personally

The only current project is one that explores how personalization of conflicts expresses itself in serial arguments.

Communication Situations

We have lots of open ended descriptions of communication situations.  We hope to come up with a simple summary of subjective features of these situations, and not be limited to a particular kind of communication (e.g., persuasion).  I'm planning a followup study in AY 2011-2012.

Arguing in China, Chile, Romania, and the U.S.

This is a project to see if arguments are understood and enacted in roughly the same way in various countries.  If you can collect data in yet another country, we're pretty interested.

Cognitive Biases
I'm starting some work on decision-making biases, and whether people still work rationally with wrongly-formed premises.



I'd welcome email or any other sort of communication about these and older research projects, as well as anything relevant that you're thinking about.  All the measuring instruments I've developed over the years are public domain as far as I'm concerned, and I'll be happy to pass them on to you.  These include Argument Frames, Taking Conflict Personally, Inventional Capacity, Cognitive Editing, the Cognitive Model of Argument, and others.