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Writing Studies Research in Practice

Writing Studies Research in Practice

Methods and Methodologies

  • Author: Lee Nickoson,Mary P Sheridan
  • Publisher: SIU Press
  • ISBN: 0809331152
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 289
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An essential reference for students and scholars exploring the methods and methodologies of writing research. What does it mean to research writing today? What are the practical and theoretical issues researchers face when approaching writing as they do? What are the gains or limitations of applying particular methods, and what might researchers be overlooking? These questions and more are answered by the writing research field’s leading scholars in Writing Studies Research in Practice: Methods and Methodologies. Editors Nickoson and Sheridan gather twenty chapters from leaders in writing research, spanning topics from ethical considerations for researchers, quantitative methods, and activity analysis to interviewing and communitybased and Internet research. While each chapter addresses a different subject, the volume as a whole covers the range of methodologies, technologies, and approaches—both old and new—that writing researchers use, and examines the ways in which contemporary writing research is understood, practiced, and represented. An essential reference for experienced researchers and an invaluable tool to help novices understand research methods and methodologies, Writing Studies Research in Practice includes established methods and knowledge while addressing the contemporary issues, interests, and concerns faced by writing researchers today.

Creative Writing Studies

Creative Writing Studies

Practice, Research and Pedagogy

  • Author: Graeme Harper,Jeri Kroll
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters
  • ISBN: 184769019X
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 169
  • View: 1919
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Here creative writers who are also university teachers monitor their contribution to this popular discipline in essays that indicate how far it has come in the USA, the UK and Australia.

Practicing Research in Writing Studies

Practicing Research in Writing Studies

Reflexive and Ethically Responsible Research

  • Author: Katrina M. Powell,Pamela Takayoshi
  • Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)
  • ISBN: 9781612890890
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 431
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Reaearch practices much like literacy and writing themselves are shaped by and responsive to context. Contemporary research methodologists ahve increasingly called upon researchers to be explicitly and systematically reflexive about their practices. As writing researchers have begun untangling the complexities of ethical research practice, new practices have developed and new issues have arisen. This volume contributes to the continuing examination and development of ethically responsible, self-reflexive and systematic research on wirting. With a look toward the ways diffreactive methodology can inform our self-reflexitivity this volume highlights particular ways o looking back and forward, as ways to complicate our practices in the moment. The volume includes chapters focused on theories of research, research and institutional practices and reflexive/diffractive research practices.

Research Methods in Creative Writing

Research Methods in Creative Writing

  • Author: Jeri Kroll,Graeme Harper
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137272538
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 248
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A guide to the modes and methods of Creative Writing research, designed to be invaluable to university staff and students in formulating research ideas, and in selecting appropriate strategies. Creative writing researchers from around the globe offer a selection of models that readers can explore and on which they can build.

Research in Basic Writing

Research in Basic Writing

A Bibliographic Sourcebook

  • Author: Michael G. Moran,Martin James Jacobi
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313255649
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 259
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This reference handbook surveys research on the central issue associated with the teaching of unprepared writers. Though basic writing has only been recognized as a distinct area of teaching and research since 1975, the existing bibliographic texts already seem limited due to their age or lack of annotation. This volume provides current and extensive bibliographic essays and will help to define this new field of study for teachers and researchers. Following an introduction that summarizes the origins and significant texts in basic writing, the book is divided into three sections, Social Science Perspectives, Linguistic Perspectives, and Pedagogical Perspectives. The first section, which contains three essays, views the field through the lens of social, psychological, and political issues. The second section, also containing three essays, examines contributions made from studies of grammar, dialects, and second-language acquisition. The third section, in its four essays, focuses on the design, development, administration, and evaluation of basic writing courses, the use of computers in basic writing classrooms, the role of the writing lab, and the preparation of basic writing teachers. An appendix that reviews current textbooks for basic writing courses is also included, as well as an index. This book will be a valuable resource for teachers of basic writing, in education courses and workshops that train teachers and tutors, and in fields such as linguistics, technical writing, and Teaching English as a Second Language. It will also be an important addition to public and university libraries and many education programs.

Research in Technical Communication

Research in Technical Communication

  • Author: Laura J. Gurak,Mary M. Lay
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9781567506655
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 266
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This cutting-edge collection of essays outlines foundational principles of a range of methodologies in technical communication, reflecting on the process of importing and employing these methodologies into technical communication research. Written by noted scholars in the field and presenting a wide range of research methods, the book combines theory and practice in a way that will prove invaluable to technical communicators and beginning scholars alike.

Composition Studies 41.2 (Fall 2013)

Composition Studies 41.2 (Fall 2013)

  • Author: Laura Micciche
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781602354920
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 146
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CONTENTS OF COMPOSITION STUDIES 41.2 (Fall 2013) From the Editor Composing With: "Revising a (Writer's) Life: Writing with Disability" by Michelle Gibson ARTICLES: "ESL Droids: Teacher Training and the Americanization Movement, 1919-1924" by Brian Ray "The Mediation of Literacy Education and Correspondence Composition Courses at UNC-Chapel Hill, 1912-1924 " by Courtney Adams Wooten COURSE DESIGNS: "English 341: Advanced Composition for Teachers" by William Duffy "English 3135: Visual Rhetoric" by Oriana Gatta REVIEWS: Writing Studies Research in Practice: Methods and Methodologies, edited by Lee Nickoson and Mary P. Sheridan, reviewed by Amanda Athon New Natures: Joining Environmental History with Science and Technology Studies, edited by Dolly Jorgensen, Finn Arne Jorgensen, and Sara B. Pritchard, reviewed by Danielle Hartke Multimodal Literacies and Emerging Genres, edited by Tracey Bowen and Carl Whithaus, reviewed by Michael Madson Experimental Writing in Composition: Aesthetics and Pedagogies, by Patricia Suzanne Sullivan, reviewed by Dan Martin Thomas De Quincey: British Rhetoric's Romantic Turn, by Lois Peters Agnew, reviewed by Patricia Mellon Moore The Online Writing Conference: A Guide for Teachers and Tutors, by Beth L. Hewett, reviewed by Sushil K. Oswal A Synthesis of Qualitative Studies of Writing Center Tutoring 1983-2006, by Rebecca Day Babcock, Kellye Manning, Travis Rogers, and Courtney Goff, reviewed by Martha Wilson Schaffer Evolutionary Rhetoric: Sex, Science, and Free Love in Nineteenth-Century Feminism, by Wendy Hayden, reviewed by Jacqueline Schiappa Understanding the Essay, edited by Patricia Foster and Jeff Porter, reviewed by Madeline Walker The WPA Outcomes Statement: A Decade Later, edited by Nicholas N. Behm, Gregory R. Glau, Deborah H. Holdstein, Duane Roen, and Edward M. White, reviewed by Courtney Adams Wooten ANNOUNCEMENTS CONTRIBUTORS

IELTS Collected Papers

IELTS Collected Papers

Research in Speaking and Writing Assessment

  • Author: Lynda B. Taylor,Peter Falvey
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521542480
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 507
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This volume brings together a set of ten IELTS-related research studies - four on Speaking and six on Writing - conducted between 1995 and 2001. The ten studies were funded under the auspices of the British Council/IELTS Australia Joint-funded Research Program which promotes research activity among IELTS test stakeholders around the world. Findings from the studies provided valuable evidence on the validity, reliability, impact and practicality of the IELTS test; they were also instrumental in highlighting aspects needing attention, and so directly informed the revised design and implementation of the IELTS Speaking and Writing Modules introduced in 2001 and 2005. The volume reviews and comments on the specific contribution of each study to the ongoing process of IELTS speaking and writing test development; it also evaluates the range of research methodologies used in the projects and discusses their usefulness for researchers working in the broader field of performance assessment.

Writing in the Workplace

Writing in the Workplace

New Research Perspectives

  • Author: Rachel Spilka
  • Publisher: SIU Press
  • ISBN: 9780809321858
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 332
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Rachel Spilka brings together nineteen previously unpublished essays concerned with ways in which recent research on workplace writing can contribute to the future direction of the discipline of technical and professional writing. Hers is the first anthology on the social perspective in professional writing to feature focused discussions of research advances and future research directions. The workplace as defined by this volume is a widely diverse area that encompasses small companies and large corporations, public agencies and private firms, and a varied population of writers—engineers, managers, nurses, social workers, government employees, and others. Because much research has been conducted on the relationship between workplace writing and social contexts since the ground~breaking 1985 publication of Odell and Goswami’s Writing in Nonacademic Settings, Spilka contends that this is an appropriate time for the professional writing community to consider what it has learned to date and where it should be heading next in light of these recent discoveries. She argues that now professional writers should try to ask better questions and to define new directions. Spilka breaks the anthology into two parts. Part 1 is a collection of ten essays presenting textual and qualitative studies conducted by the authors in the late l980s on workplace writing. Spilka has chosen these studies as representative of the finest research being conducted in professional writing that can serve as models for current and future researchers in the field. Barbara Couture, Jone Rymer, and Barbara Mirel report on surveys they conducted relying on the social perspective both to design survey instruments and to analyze survey data. Jamie MacKinnon assesses a qualitative study describing what workplace professionals might need to learn about social contexts and workplace writing. Susan Kleimann and editor Rachel Spilka discuss multiple case studies they conducted that help explain the value during the composing process of social interaction among the participants of a rhetorical situation. Judy Z. Segal explores the negotiation between the character of Western medicine and the nature of its professional discourse. Jennie Dautermann describes a qualitative study in which a group of nurses "claimed the authority to restructure their own procedural information system." Anthony Paré finds in a case study of social workers that writing can be constrained heavily by socially imposed limitations and restrictions. Graham Smart describes a study of discourse conventions in a financial institution. Geoffrey A. Cross reports on a case study of the interrelation of genre, context, and process in the group production of an executive letter and report. Part 2 includes nine essays that assess the implications of recent research on workplace writing on theory, pedagogy and practice, and future research directions. Mary Beth Debs considers research implications for the notion of authorship. Jack Selzer explores the idea of intertextuality. Leslie A. Olson reviews the literature central to the concept of a discourse community. James A. Reither suggests that writing-as-collaboration in the classroom focuses "more on the production of texts to be evaluated than on ways in which texts arise out of other texts." Rachel Spilka continues Reither’s discussion of how writing pedagogy in academia might be revised with regard to the social perspective. Patricia Sullivan and James E. Porter respond to the debate about the authority of theory versus that of practice on researchers’ notions of methodology. Mary Beth Debs considers which methods used in fields related to writing hold promise for research in workplace writing. Stephen Doheny-Farina discusses how some writing researchers are questioning the underlying assumptions of traditional ethnography. Finally, Tyler Bouldin and Lee Odell suggest future directions for the research of workplace writing.

Establishing Creative Writing Studies as an Academic Discipline

Establishing Creative Writing Studies as an Academic Discipline

  • Author: Dianne Donnelly
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters
  • ISBN: 1847695922
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 168
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This book advances creative writing studies as a developing field of inquiry, scholarship, and research. It discusses the practice of creative writing studies, the establishment of a body of professional knowledge, and the goals and future direction of the discipline within the academy. This book also traces the development of creative writing studies; noting that as the new discipline matures—as it refers to evidence of its own research methodology and collective data, and locates its authority in its own scholarship—creative writing studies will bring even more meaning to the academy, its profession, and its student body.

Qualitative Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Qualitative Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • Author: John McLeod
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9781446244593
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 352
  • View: 1881
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The need to show how and why counselling works has led to an explosion of research activity, and a growing focus on research in counselling and psychotherapy teaching and practice. Yet this book, even now in its second edition, stands alone in addressing qualitative research in therapy. Leading expert John McLeod helps readers through each stage of the research process, explaining techniques for gathering data, writing up the study and evaluating the findings. Each qualitative method is clearly described and critically assessed in terms of its own strengths and weaknesses. Examples from actual research studies are given to show how the methods work in practice. This new edition incorporates developments in qualititative research over the last ten years and includes eight new chapters, covering: - interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) - autoethnographic methods - action research - case study methods For all those involved in research - whether as part of academic study or in practice -this book will be essential reading. As an introduction to qualitative methods, it is the perfect course text for all training programmes in counselling, counselling psychology and psychotherapy, and will also be of interest to those who work in areas such as psychiatry, clinical psychology and mental health nursing, or who provide counselling in other professional areas such as teaching, nursing and social work. McLeod is Professor of Counselling, University of Abertay Dundee.

Die Bullet-Journal-Methode

Die Bullet-Journal-Methode

Verstehe deine Vergangenheit, ordne deine Gegenwart, gestalte deine Zukunft

  • Author: Ryder Carroll
  • Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
  • ISBN: 3644403228
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 352
  • View: 2839
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Der Erfinder der bahnbrechenden Bullet-Journal-Methode Ryder Carroll zeigt in diesem Buch, wie Sie endlich zum Pilot Ihres Lebens werden und nicht länger Passagier bleiben. Seine Methode hilft mit einer strukturierteren Lebensweise achtsamer und konzentrierter zu werden. Inzwischen lassen sich Millionen Menschen von ihm inspirieren. In diesem Buch erklärt er seine Philosophie und zeigt, wie Sie Klarheit ins Gedankenchaos bringen, wie Sie Ihre täglichen Routinen entwickeln und vage Vorhaben in erreichbare Ziele verwandeln. Mit nur einem Stift und einem Notizblock und Carrolls revolutionärer Technik werden Sie produktiver, fokussierter und lernen, was wirklich zählt - bei der Arbeit und im Privaten.

Ethical Dilemmas in Feminist Research

Ethical Dilemmas in Feminist Research

The Politics of Location, Interpretation, and Publication

  • Author: Gesa Kirsch
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791442098
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 133
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Proposes feminist research principles to assist in making informed decisions to address ethical dilemmas that arise in research and teaching.

Naming What We Know

Naming What We Know

Threshold Concepts of Writing Studies

  • Author: Linda Adler-Kassner,Elizabeth Wardle
  • Publisher: University Press of Colorado
  • ISBN: 0874219906
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 256
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Naming What We Know examines the core principles of knowledge in the discipline of writing studies using the lens of “threshold concepts”—concepts that are critical for epistemological participation in a discipline. The first part of the book defines and describes thirty-seven threshold concepts of the discipline in entries written by some of the field’s most active researchers and teachers, all of whom participated in a collaborative wiki discussion guided by the editors. These entries are clear and accessible, written for an audience of writing scholars, students, and colleagues in other disciplines and policy makers outside the academy. Contributors describe the conceptual background of the field and the principles that run throughout practice, whether in research, teaching, assessment, or public work around writing. Chapters in the second part of the book describe the benefits and challenges of using threshold concepts in specific sites—first-year writing programs, WAC/WID programs, writing centers, writing majors—and for professional development to present this framework in action. Naming What We Know opens a dialogue about the concepts that writing scholars and teachers agree are critical and about why those concepts should and do matter to people outside the field.

Case Study Research in Educational Settings

Case Study Research in Educational Settings

  • Author: Michael Bassey
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • ISBN: 0335230628
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 178
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This book offers new insights into the case study as a tool of educational research and suggests how it can be a prime research strategy for developing educational theory which illuminates policy and enhances practice. Several different kinds of educational case studies are identified, namely: theory-seeking, theory-testing, story-telling, picture-drawing, and evaluative case study and there are substantial examples of each of these. The book develops the author's recent advocacy of fuzzy generalization.

Writing as a Learning Tool

Writing as a Learning Tool

Integrating Theory and Practice

  • Author: Päivi Tynjälä,L. Mason,K. Lonka
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9401007403
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 219
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This book is an outstanding account of the current state of using writing in service of learning. It presents psychological and educational foundations of writing across the curriculum movement and describes writing-to-learn practices implemented at different levels of education. It provides concrete applications and ideas about how to enhance student learning by means of writing. It is useful for educators, curriculum developers, psychologists, cognitive scientists, writing researchers, and teachers.

Key Issues in Creative Writing

Key Issues in Creative Writing

  • Author: Dianne Donnelly,Graeme Harper
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters
  • ISBN: 1847698476
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 182
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Key Issues in Creative Writing explores the teaching, learning and researching of creative writing. It outlines current issues, as defined by experts from the UK, USA and Australia. These expert contributors suggest solutions that will positively impact on the development of the discipline of creative writing in universities and colleges today and in the future.

Market Research in Practice

Market Research in Practice

A Guide to the Basics

  • Author: Paul N Hague,Nicholas Hague,Carol-Ann Morgan
  • Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
  • ISBN: 0749445947
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 272
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This practical guide to the basics of market research takes a clear, concise step-by-step approach. It describes and explains the various tools and techniques available to market researchers. Comparative examples and real-life international case studies help make the basics of market research straightforward and accessible. Market Research in Practice assumes no previous knowledge of the subject and offers guidance for the reader who is either studying or completely new to market research. The book also outlines data protection legislation and details the professional ethics incorporated in the MRS Code of Conduct. Contents include: the role of market research market research design desk research focus groups and in-depth interviews sampling questionnaire design interviewing self-completion questionnaires and e-surveys data analysis report findings Part of the new Market Research in Practice series and published in association with the Market Research Society, Market Research in Practice is an invaluable guide for students, researchers, marketers and users of market research.

Best Practices in Writing Instruction, Second Edition

Best Practices in Writing Instruction, Second Edition

  • Author: Steve Graham,Charles A. MacArthur,Jill Fitzgerald
  • Publisher: Guilford Press
  • ISBN: 1462510108
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 444
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This book has been replaced by Best Practices in Writing Instruction, Third Edition, ISBN 978-1-4625-3796-9.

Research Practice for Cultural Studies

Research Practice for Cultural Studies

Ethnographic Methods and Lived Cultures

  • Author: Ann Gray
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761951759
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 207
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How is culture 'lived'? What are the best ways of investigating cultural life? This book offers practical guidance for researching cultural studies.