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Research in Technical Communication

Research in Technical Communication - 02 edition

Research in Technical Communication - 02 edition

ISBN13: 9781567506655

ISBN10: 1567506658

Research in Technical Communication by Laura J. Gurak and Mary M.  Eds. Lay - ISBN 9781567506655
Edition: 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Ablex Publishing Corporation
Published: 2002
International: No
Research in Technical Communication by Laura J. Gurak and Mary M.  Eds. Lay - ISBN 9781567506655

ISBN13: 9781567506655

ISBN10: 1567506658

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Summary

This cutting-edge collection of essays outlines foundational principles of a range of methodologies in technical communication, reflecting on the process of importing and employing these methodologies into technical communication research. Written by noted scholars in the field and presenting a wide range of research methods, the book combines theory and practice in a way that will prove invaluable to technical communicators and beginning scholars alike.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Considering Ethical Issues in Technical Communication Research
2. Ethnographic Research
3. Analyzing Everyday Texts in Organizational Settings
4. Historical Methods for Technical Communication
5. Surveys and Questionnaires
6. Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Research
7. Identifying and Accommodating Audiences for Technical and Professional Communication Research
8. Evaluating the Complete User Experience: Dimensions of Usability
9. Feminist Criticism and Technical Communication Research
10. Cultural Studies: An Orientation for Research in Professional Communication
11. Science and Technology Studies as a Research Method: Toward a Practical Ethics for Technical Writing
12. Technical Communication Research in Cyberspace