Both quantitative/social scientific methods and qualitative methods are used to explore interpersonal communication.Additionally, a biological and physiological perspective on interpersonal communication is a growing field.These scholars, however, also recognize that there is considerable variety in how they and their colleagues conceptually and operationally define this area of study.In some regards, the construct of interpersonal communication is like the phenomena it represents- that is, it is dynamic and changing.
Although some research exists that examines the activities of social networking and the potential effects, both positive and negative, on its users, there is a gap in the empirical literature.
During interpersonal communication, there is message sending and message receiving (See also message encoding and decoding).
This can be conducted using both direct and indirect methods.
Interpersonal communication is defined as what one uses with both spoken and written words as the basis to form and maintain personal relationships with others (Heil 2010).
As technological advancements are made, the residual impact of social networking on society’s young generation is of valuable importance to researchers in the social work field.