Writing studies research in practice : methods and methodologies /

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Imprint:Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2012.
Description:1 online resource (xvii, 289 pages) : illustrations
Subject:English language -- Rhetoric -- Study and teaching.
Report writing -- Study and teaching.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Composition & Creative Writing.
REFERENCE -- Writing Skills.
English language -- Rhetoric -- Study and teaching.
Report writing -- Study and teaching.
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Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11164202
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Other authors / contributors:Nickoson, Lee, 1967-
Sheridan, Mary P., 1966-
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary: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 chapter.
Other form:Print version: Writing studies research in practice. Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2012 9780809331147
Standard no.:9786613884466
Review by Choice Review

Nickoson (Bowling Green State Univ.) and Sheridan (Univ. of Louisville) provide an excellent collection of research methods and methodologies in/for writing studies research. Building on Gesa Kirsch and Patricia Sullivan's pioneering edited collection Methods and Methodology in Composition Research (1992), the editors organize the 20 essays into three sections. The first situates writing studies research within a larger tradition by updating foundational research approaches for contemporary contexts. The second addresses writing studies where it most often lives, in writing programs and classrooms. The final section focuses on new situations and issues for writing studies, such as Internet-based or international research. The collection has many strengths: it includes works from scholars at varying ranks and from a diverse array of higher-education institutions. In addition, the reflective tone of the essays allows the work to serve as both instruction and model for its readers. The editors note that some approaches (e.g., rhetorical, quantitative) receive scant attention, and important new movements in the field, such as procedural or code literacies (what Annette Vee calls "proceduracy") are not addressed at all. Still, this collection will prove valuable for writing studies as a field and for researchers at any career stage. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty. D. Shepherd Boise State University

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