Week 9: March 9, 2023

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Topics
Methods: experiments & quasi-experiments
Study Design: methodological frameworks

Skim for Class:

  • Lam, C., & Wolfe, J. (2022). An Introduction to Quasi-Experimental Research for Technical and Professional Communication Instructors. Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 0(0). https://doi.org/10.1177/10506519221143111
  • 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.
Do for class:
  • consider how might we design a quasi-experimental study to help answer our questions or concerns with either one of our classroom examples
  • what methodological frameworks and methods were in your articles; a visual exercise; 

In class:

  • discuss the Lam & Wolfe reading in relation to our ongoing classroom example ;
  • sharing of your visual exercise results that looks at relationships in methodological frameworks from your corpus of articles
  • debrief lit review assignment

DUE: Illustrate Assignment: Lit Review