Ebenezer Toba Adaramola, Emmanuel Ifeduba


While communication is a daily thing for humans,human communication involves not only the transmission of information but also the interpretation and understanding of that information. uHuThis paper examined research conducted by researchers in human communication. The study utilized the systematic review methodology for gathering data. Findings revealed that researchers have focused more on areas of human communications likehuman communication and technology, Publishing, Mediated communication, Education and Public speaking. The study also found that researchers were more active during the period of 2010-2019. Also that most works done in Human communication were more of books than empirical research. The study recommended that interdisciplinary approach to presentation and collaborations as well as more concerted research in the area.


human communication, systematic review, communication,

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