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Title Research in technical communication / edited by Laura J. Gurak and Mary M. Lay
Published Westport, CT : Praeger, 2002


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Description xi, 266 pages ; 25 cm
Series Contemporary studies in technical communication
Contemporary studies in technical communication.
Contents 1. Considering Ethical Issues in Technical Communication Research / Lee-Ann Kastman Breuch, Andrea M. Olson and Andrea Breemer Frantz -- 2. Ethnographic Research / Susan M. Katz -- 3. Analyzing Everyday Texts in Organizational Settings / Carol A. Berkenkotter -- 4. Historical Methods for Technical Communication / Teresa Kynell and Bruce Seely -- 5. Surveys and Questionnaires / Daniel J. Murphy -- 6. Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Research / Davida Charney -- 7. Identifying and Accommodating Audiences for Technical and Professional Communication Research / Jo Allen and Sherry Southard -- 8. Evaluating the Complete User Experience: Dimensions of Usability / Roger A. Grice -- 9. Feminist Criticism and Technical Communication Research / Mary M. Lay -- 10. Cultural Studies: An Orientation for Research in Professional Communication / Charlotte Thralls and Nancy Blyler
11. Science and Technology Studies as a Research Method: Toward a Practical Ethics for Technical Writing / John Monberg -- 12. Technical Communication Research in Cyberspace / Laura J. Gurak and Christine M. Silker
Summary Annotation. <p>The purpose of this cutting-edge collection of essays is threefold: first, it presents the principles of data collection and interpretation or the methodological distinctions of a particular method appropriate to technical communication research. Second, it discusses the foundational principles of the methodologies given the primary discipline in which they were created and applied. Finally, it reflects upon the process of importing and employing these methodologies into the research field of technical communication, and on how technical communication research has contributed to the development and application of these methodologies.</p><p></p><p>Written by many noted scholars in the field and presenting a wide range of research methods, <i>Research in Technical Communication</i> combines theory and practice. Both technical communicators and industry researchers who want to learn more about workplace research and methodologies will find it invaluable, as will beginning and advanced scholars, who will find much that is useful in its variety of subjects.</p>
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Communication of technical information -- Research.
Author Gurak, Laura J.
Lay, Mary M.
LC no. 2002025553
ISBN 1567506658 alkaline paper