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Strategies for Empirical Research in Writing

Strategies for Empirical Research in Writing

  • Author: Mary Sue MacNealy
  • Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780205272532
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 260
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Strategies for Empirical Research in Writing is a particularly accessible approach to both qualitative and quantitative empirical research methods, helping novices appreciate the value of empirical research in writing while easing their fears about the research process. This comprehensive book covers research methods ranging from traditional experiments to newer practices such as focus groups, using graphics and real-life examples to clarify concepts. Readers do not need a scientific background to understand the issues involved, and they will find this book non-threatening. Though Strategies is friendly and even humorous in tone, it takes research in writing seriously, advocating rigorous design and implementation of empirical research projects to establish credible findings. This book introduces readers to methods and strategies for research and provides them with enough knowledge to become discerning, confident consumers of research in writing. Topics covered include: library research, empirical methodology, quantitative research, experimental research, surveys, focus groups, ethnographies, and much more. Anyone (novice or guru) who needs to perform statistically valid research.

Scholarly Publication in a Changing Academic Landscape: Models for Success

Scholarly Publication in a Changing Academic Landscape: Models for Success

  • Author: Lynée Lewis Gaillet,Letizia Guglielmo
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137410760
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 150
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More publication by contingent faculty, Guglielmo and Gaillet contend, enriches and deepens both the scholarly conversation and individual faculty's work as teacher-scholars. They provide a guide for scholars off the tenure track, addressing the publication process step by step and showing its compatibility with teaching-focused scholarship.

Strategies for Writing Center Research

Strategies for Writing Center Research

  • Author: Jackie Grutsch McKinney
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781602357198
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 220
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LENSES ON COMPOSITION STUDIES Series Editors: Sheryl I. Fontaine and Steve Westbrook. STRATEGIES FOR WRITING CENTER RESEARCH is a guide to empirical research on writing center work. Though there are many other places where formal writing instruction, conversations about writing, conversations about teaching writing, writing, and revision happen, these activities are all always occurring in writing centers. All of the political, theoretical, social, spatial, technological, and practical debates about how a someone becomes a better writer play out hour after hour in the writing center; thus, the possibility of the writing center as a site for serious, interesting, groundbreaking writing research cannot be overstated. STRATEGIES FOR WRITING CENTER RESEARCH is divided into three parts that correspond, more or less, to the stages of a research project. Part 1 includes an overview of writing center research, an introduction to key terms for research, a discussion of how to conduct bibliographic research in writing center studies, and advice on shaping a research proposal. Part 2 helps readers select appropriate research methods for their research questions. Chapters are devoted to discourse analysis, interviewing, surveying, fieldwork, and action research, including a discussion of the limitations, ethical challenges, and pitfalls to expect, as well as a description of the sort of data collected. Part 3 includes a discussion of approaches for analyzing and reporting research. JACKIE GRUTSCH MCKINNEY is Director of the Writing Center and Professor of English at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Her scholarship on writing center issues has appeared in key journals such as WPA: Writing Program Administration, Writing Center Journal, Writing Lab Newsletter, and Praxis: A Writing Center Journal, as well as in several writing center edited collections, including Before and After the Tutorial, Multiliteracy Centers, and The St. Martin's Sourcebook for Writing Tutors. Her first book, Peripheral Visions for Writing Centers, won the International Writing Center Association Outstanding Book Award in 2014.

New Directions for Research in L2 Writing

New Directions for Research in L2 Writing

  • Author: S. Ransdell,M.-L. Barbier
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9781402005381
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 277
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This book describes the current psycholinguistic research being conducted internationally on better understanding second language (L2) writing. It is based on an experimental research tradition arising from recent progress made in methodology, technology and theory in both native and second language writing. It is unique in that it is specifically geared to better understanding L2 writing and how it relates to L1 writing research in the psycholinguistic tradition.

Critical Strategies for Social Research

Critical Strategies for Social Research

  • Author: William K. Carroll
  • Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press
  • ISBN: 1551302519
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 408
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Edited by Canadian sociologist William K. Carroll, this thought-provoking volume is designed for research methods courses in sociology and social sciences. Critical Strategies for Social Research explores ways in which several key research strategies bring an emancipatory dimension to social analysis. The new approaches recognize that social analysis is a form of knowledge production that takes place in a human-constructed world marked by injustice and persistent inequality. Carroll considers five influential and productive strategies of inquiry: Dialectical Social Analysis Institutional Ethnography Participatory Action Research Critical Discourse Analysis Social Inquiry as Communicative Reason

Qualitative Research in Social Work

Qualitative Research in Social Work

  • Author: Anne E. Fortune,William J. Reid,Robert L. Miller, Jr.
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231535449
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 592
  • View: 7439
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In this volume, progressive experts survey recent trends in qualitative study, which relies on small sample groups and interview data to better represent the context and complexity of social work practice. Chapters address different approaches to qualitative inquiry, applications to essential areas of research and practice, integration of qualitative and quantitative methods, and epistemological issues. This second edition brings even greater depth and relevance to social work qualitative research, including new material that tackles traditional research concerns, such as data quality, ethics, and epistemological stances, and updated techniques in data collection and analysis. To increase the usefulness for students and researchers, the editors have reorganized the text to present basic principles first and then their applications, and they have increased their focus on ethics, values, and theory. New and revised illustrative studies highlight more than ever the connection between effective research and improved social functioning among individuals and groups. The collection continues to feature scholars and practitioners who have shaped the social work research practice canon for more than twenty years, while also adding the innovative work of up-and-coming talent.

Handbook of Educational Psychology

Handbook of Educational Psychology

  • Author: Patricia A. Alexander,PHILIP H WINNE
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135283516
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 1078
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Sponsored by Division 15 of APA, the second edition of this groundbreaking book has been expanded to 41 chapters that provide unparalleled coverage of this far-ranging field. Internationally recognized scholars contribute up-to-date reviews and critical syntheses of the following areas: foundations and the future of educational psychology, learners’ development, individual differences, cognition, motivation, content area teaching, socio-cultural perspectives on teaching and learning, teachers and teaching, instructional design, teacher assessment, and modern perspectives on research methodologies, data, and data analysis. New chapters cover topics such as adult development, self-regulation, changes in knowledge and beliefs, and writing. Expanded treatment has been given to cognition, motivation, and new methodologies for gathering and analyzing data. The Handbook of Educational Psychology, Second Edition provides an indispensable reference volume for scholars, teacher educators, in-service practitioners, policy makers and the academic libraries serving these audiences. It is also appropriate for graduate level courses devoted to the study of educational psychology.

Writing a Successful Thesis Or Dissertation

Writing a Successful Thesis Or Dissertation

Tips and Strategies for Students in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Author: Fred C. Lunenburg,Beverly J. Irby
  • Publisher: Corwin Press
  • ISBN: 141294225X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 333
  • View: 1932
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This comprehensive manual offers direction for every step of the thesis or dissertation process, from choosing an appropriate topic to adapting the finished work for publication.

Brain Literacy for Educators and Psychologists

Brain Literacy for Educators and Psychologists

  • Author: Virginia Wise Berninger,Todd L. Richards
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 9780120928712
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 373
  • View: 7404
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Although educators are expected to bring about functional changes in the brain--the organ of human learning--they are given no formal training in the structure, function or development of the brain in formal or atypically developing children as part of their education. This book is organized around three conceptual themes: First, the interplay between nature (genetics) and nurture (experience and environment) is emphasized. Second, the functional systems of the brain are explained in terms of how they lead to reading, writing and mathematics and the design of instruction. Thirdly, research is presented, not as a finished product, but as a step forward within the field of educational neuropsychology. The book differs from neuropsychology and neuroscience books in that it is aimed at practitioners, focuses on high incidence neuropsychological conditions seen in the classroom, and is the only book that integrates both brain research with the practice of effective literacy, and mathematics instruction of the general and special education school-aged populations.

Academic Writing

Academic Writing

At the Interface of Corpus and Discourse

  • Author: Maggie Charles,Susan Hunston,Diane Pecorari
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 144111730X
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 316
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Contemporary research into written academic discourse has become increasingly polarised between two approaches: corpus linguistics and discourse analysis. This volume presents a selection of recent work by experts in academic written discourse, and illustrates how corpus linguistics and discourse analysis can work as complementary approaches. The overall introduction sets the volume against the backdrop of current work in English for Academic Purposes, and introductions to the each section draw out connections between the chapters and put them into context. The contributors are experts in the field and they cover both novice and expert examples of EAP. The book ends with an afterword that provides an agenda-setting closing perspective on the future of EAP research. It will appeal to reserachers and postgrduates in applied linguistics, corpus linguistics, discourse analysis and EAP.

Strategy for Chaos

Strategy for Chaos

Revolutions in Military Affairs and the Evidence of History

  • Author: Colin S. Gray
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780714684833
  • Category: History
  • Page: 310
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In this volume, Professor Colin Gray develops and applies the theory and scholarship on the allegedly historical practice of the 'Revolution in Military Affairs' (RMA), in order to improve our comprehension of how and why strategy 'works'. The author explores the RMA hypothesis both theoretically and historically. The book argues that the conduct of an RMA has to be examined as a form of strategic behaviour, which means that, of necessity, it must "work" as strategy works. The great RMA debate of the 1990s is reviewed empathetically, though sceptically, by the author, with every major school of thought allowed its day in court. The author presents three historical RMAs as case studies for his argument: those arguably revealed in the wars of the French Revolution and Napoleon; in World War I; and in the nuclear age. The focus of his analysis is how these grand RMAs functioned strategically. The conclusions that he draws from these empirical exercises are then applied to help us understand what, indeed, is - and what is not - happening with the much vaunted information-technology-led RMA of today.

Strategy for Chaos

Strategy for Chaos

Revolutions in Military Affairs and the Evidence of History

  • Author: Colin Gray,Professor of International Politics and Strategic Studies and Director of the Centre for Strategic Studies Colin Gray
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135754764
  • Category: History
  • Page: 350
  • View: 3523
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In this volume, Professor Colin Gray develops and applies the theory and scholarship on the allegedly historical practice of the 'Revolution in Military Affairs' (RMA), in order to improve our comprehension of how and why strategy 'works'. The author explores the RMA hypothesis both theoretically and historically. The book argues that the conduct of an RMA has to be examined as a form of strategic behaviour, which means that, of necessity, it must "work" as strategy works. The great RMA debate of the 1990s is reviewed empathetically, though sceptically, by the author, with every major school of thought allowed its day in court. The author presents three historical RMAs as case studies for his argument: those arguably revealed in the wars of the French Revolution and Napoleon; in World War I; and in the nuclear age. The focus of his analysis is how these grand RMAs functioned strategically. The conclusions that he draws from these empirical exercises are then applied to help us understand what, indeed, is - and what is not - happening with the much vaunted information-technology-led RMA of today.

Feminist Empirical Research

Feminist Empirical Research

Emerging Perspectives on Qualitative and Teacher Research

  • Author: Joanne Addison,Sharon James McGee
  • Publisher: Boynton/Cook
  • ISBN: 9780867094824
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 181
  • View: 1124
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Feminist Empirical Research is designed to introduce those who are interested in feminism, or already attempting to conduct empirical research in feminist ways, to theoretical and methodological discussions as well as practical strategies that can help not only feminist empirical researchers, but empirical researchers in general.

Designing Writing Tasks for the Assessment of Writing

Designing Writing Tasks for the Assessment of Writing

  • Author: Leo Ruth,Sandra Murphy
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780893914301
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 317
  • View: 9385
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This volume reports the results of a series of investigations of the properties of writing tasks, their authors' intentions, and the responses that these tasks evoked in student-writers and teacher-raters. The volume explains how both student-writers and teacher-raters, in their reading of the same topic/text, can arrive at different meanings. The investigations undertaken led the authors to make a number of recommendations about selecting subjects, specifying audience and mode, formulating instructions, and wording the topic. These recommendations are presented in non-technical language in a comprehensive set of Guidelines for Designing Topics for Writing Assessments.

Affective Methodologies

Affective Methodologies

Developing Cultural Research Strategies for the Study of Affect

  • Author: Britta Timm Knudsen,Carsten Stage
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1137483202
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 280
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Affective Methodologies reacts to a challenge: How to trace and understand the immaterial forces of affects as cultural researchers? Its aim is thus to contribute to the development of methodologies that enable cultural researchers and students to investigate affective processes empirically. It defines affective methods as innovative strategies for 1) asking research questions and formulating research agendas relating to affective processes, for 2) collecting or producing embodied data and for 3) making sense of this data in order to produce academic knowledge. It furthermore presents affective research using inventive experiments, embodied forms of fieldwork or innovative approaches to the reading for affects in texts and writing. It presents studies of nightclubs, YouTube memes, political provocations, heritage sites, education development, and haunting memories. In this way, the collection serves as an inspiration for all academics embarking on or developing empirical research strategies to understand affects' predominant role in cultural life.

Preparing Teachers to Teach Writing Using Technology

Preparing Teachers to Teach Writing Using Technology

  • Author: Kristine E. Pytash,Richard E. Ferdig,Timothy V. Rasinski
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1304351858
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 278
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Technology is changing not only how people write, but also how they learn to write. These profound changes require teachers to reconsider their pedagogical practices in the teaching of writing. This books shares instructional approaches from experienced teacher educators in the areas of writing, teacher education, and technology. Chapters explore teachers personal experiences with writing and writing instruction, effective pedagogical practices in methods writing courses, and professional development opportunities that effectively integrate technology into the writing classroom and contribute to students' growth as writers and users of technology. This collected volume provides as up-to-date understanding of how teachers are prepared to teach writing using technology.

Mass Media Writing

Mass Media Writing

  • Author: Elise K. Parsigian
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113669062X
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 376
  • View: 2410
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This innovative book is the first to identify and describe the systematic process that drives the day-to-day work of writers in the real world of print and broadcast journalism, public relations and advertising. The key to creative problem solution for both simple and complex assignments in media work is engagingly detailed in this thought-provoking guide. Users of this book will learn how to fulfill assignments and write copy that meets an editor's or client's expectations, speaks to the intended audience, stands up to question, and remains in memory. The author skillfully blends tested processes from science and art to equip the student with the tools of self-management and the techniques of disciplined creativity that defend against erroneous judgment. Recognizing the role of problem solving in media and the primacy of critical thinking at all stages of the writing process -- from preparatory measures to final writing -- the author challenges the assumption that discipline and creativity are incompatible partners. That partnership is described in detail, then dramatized with absorbing examples and illustrations drawn from interviews with experienced practitioners in print and broadcast journalism, public relations and advertising. Each chapter is a discovery of how this reliable partnership for solving writing problems in media applies to both anticipated and unexpected communication situations. Making known what media professionals have learned through trial and error on the job, here is a thinking and writing dynamic that students, new hires, and aspiring free-lancers can now acquire before entering the world of print or broadcast journalism, public relations or advertising.

Talk About Writing

Talk About Writing

The Tutoring Strategies of Experienced Writing Center Tutors

  • Author: Jo Mackiewicz,Isabelle Thompson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317666917
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 216
  • View: 5105
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Talk about Writing: The Tutoring Strategies of Experienced Writing Center Tutors offers a book-length empirical study of the discourse between experienced tutors and student writers in satisfactory conferences. The study uses a research-driven, iteratively tested framework to help writing center directors, tutors, writing program administrators, rhetoric and composition researchers, first-year composition instructors, and others interested in talk about writing to systematically analyze tutors’ talk and to use that analysis to train new tutors. The book strives toward two main goals: to provide an analytical research and assessment tool—the coding scheme—that other researchers can use to understand writing center tutor talk and to provide a close, empirical analysis of experienced tutor talk that can facilitate tutor training. The study details tutors’ use of three categories of tutoring strategies—instruction, cognitive scaffolding, and motivational scaffolding—at macro- and microlevels and results in practical recommendations for improving tutor training.

Empirical Research and Writing

Empirical Research and Writing

A Political Science Student’s Practical Guide

  • Author: Leanne C. Powner
  • Publisher: CQ Press
  • ISBN: 1483370666
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 320
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Students can easily misstep when they first begin to do research. Leanne C. Powner’s new title Empirical Research and Writing: A Student's Practical Guide provides valuable advice and guidance on conducting and writing about empirical research. Chapter by chapter, students are guided through the key steps in the research process. Written in a lively and engaging manner and with a dose of humor, this practical text shows students exactly how to choose a research topic, conduct a literature review, make research design decisions, collect and analyze data, and then write up and present the results. The book's approachable style and just-in-time information delivery make it a text students will want to read, and its wide-ranging and surprisingly sophisticated coverage will make it an important resource for their later coursework.

Writing Instruction That Works

Writing Instruction That Works

Proven Methods for Middle and High School Classrooms

  • Author: Arthur N. Applebee,Judith A. Langer
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • ISBN: 0807772070
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 210
  • View: 2495
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Backed by solid research, Writing Instruction That Works answers the following question: What is writing instruction today and what can it be tomorrow? This up-to-date, comprehensive book identifies areas of concern for the ways that writing is being taught in todays secondary schools. The authors offer far-reaching direction for improving writing instruction that assist both student literacy and subject learning. They provide many examples of successful writing practices in each of the four core academic subjects (English, mathematics, science, and social studies/history), along with guidance for meeting the Common Core standards. The text also includes sections on Technology and the Teaching of Writing and English Language Learners.