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Week 4: February 4, 2021

Study design: literature reviews

Read for Class:

**note: you have 13 articles to skim this week. The most important are the three here and the ones for the cliter review exercise. The ones for your own research can take a back seat based on your other workload cause that part of the work is feeding into your literature review assignment

  • For different lit reviews, please read only the literature review sections. You are welcome to the skim the rest, but our goal here is to see the different types of lit reviews.
    • limited: Gubala, C., Larson, K., & Melonçon, L. (2020). Do writing errors bother professionals? An analysis of the most bothersome errors and how the writer’s ethos is affected. Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 34(3), 250-286.
    • thematic: Melonçon, L., Mechenbier, M., & Wilson, L. (2020). Introduction to ‘A National Snapshot of the Material Working Conditions of Contingent Faculty in Composition and Technical and Professional Communication.’. Academic Labor: Research and Artistry, 4(1), 6-26.
    • trends & similarities/differences: Clegg, G., Lauer, J., Phelps, J., & Melonçon, L. (2021). Programmatic Outcomes in Undergraduate Technical and Professional Communication Programs. Technical Communication Quarterly, 30(1),19-33.
  • Skim the resources on the Lit Review blog

Do for class:

  • Find three articles or book chapters from edited collections (do not use a chapter form a monograph for this exercise) that do different types of literature reviews and post them to our shared google drive. As always, make sure you are finding articles or book chapters that directly relate to your own work or who you are as a teacher/scholar. You will need to read these three pieces closely, and I would recommend that ALL go together in relation to a common topic or idea that you are presently working on. In addition to the three that you will post for their types of lit reviews, you need two others. So you’re finding 5 pieces and reading them; posting about three of them.
  • skim the articles for our classroom example and do the two tasks
  • circle back and add questions re; our classroom example

In class:


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