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Week 9: March 11, 2021

Methods: experiments & quasi-experiments
Study Design: methodological frameworks
Practice: working with data

Read for Class:

  • Boettger, R. K., & Lam, C. (2013). An Overview of Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Research in Technical Communication Journals (1992–2011). IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 56(4), 272-293.
  • Haswell, R. H. (2005). NCTE/CCCC’s Recent War on Scholarship. Written Communication, 22(2), 198-223.(skim)
  • Taylor, Todd. (2003). A methodology of our own. In Lynn Z. Bloom, Donald A. Daiker, & Edward M. White (Eds.), Composition studies in the new millennium: Rereading the past, rewriting the future (pp. 142-150). Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press.
  • three articles or book chapters of your choosing related to your final projects
Do for class:
  • write up a short summary of how you see a difference, or not, between methodological frameworks and theory
  • what methodological frameworks and methods were in your articles. Post your findings here.
In class:
  • discussion of readings
  • return to discussion on data and management and the practice of research


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