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Aull, Laura – Written Communication, 2019
Stance is a growing focus of academic writing research and an important aspect of writing development in higher education. Research on student writing to date has explored stance across different levels, language backgrounds, and disciplines, but has rarely focused on stance features across genres. This article explores stance marker use between…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Writing Assignments, Academic Language, Writing Research
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Geisler, Cheryl – Written Communication, 2018
Coding, the analytic task of assigning codes to nonnumeric data, is foundational to writing research. A rich discussion of methodological pluralism has established the foundational importance of systematicity in the task of coding, but less attention has been paid to the equally important commitment to language complexity. Addressing the interplay…
Descriptors: Coding, Writing Research, Spreadsheets, Computer Software
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Karlsson, Anna-Malin; Nikolaidou, Zoe – Written Communication, 2016
This article reports on research addressing the role of incident reporting at the workplace as a textual representation of lean management techniques. It draws on text and discourse analysis as well as on ethnographic data, including interviews, recorded interaction, and observations, from two projects on workplace literacy in Sweden: a study in…
Descriptors: Manufacturing Industry, Ethnography, Writing Research, Caregivers
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Davila, Bethany – Written Communication, 2016
Although standard language ideologies have been well researched and theorized, the practices that lead to the reproduction and enactment of these ideologies deserve attention. Specifically, there remains a need to study language that both reveals reliance on standard language ideologies and perpetuates these ideologies within the field of writing…
Descriptors: Standard Spoken Usage, English, Language Usage, Ideology
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Lauer, Claire; McLeod, Michael; Blythe, Stuart – Written Communication, 2013
In this article we propose a "Janus-faced" approach to survey design--an approach that encourages researchers to consider how they can design and implement surveys more effectively using the latest web and database tools. Specifically, this approach encourages researchers to look two ways at once; attending to both the survey interface…
Descriptors: Online Surveys, Design, Computer Interfaces, Databases
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Leijten, Marielle; Van Waes, Luuk – Written Communication, 2013
Keystroke logging has become instrumental in identifying writing strategies and understanding cognitive processes. Recent technological advances have refined logging efficiency and analytical outputs. While keystroke logging allows for ecological data collection, it is often difficult to connect the fine grain of logging data to the underlying…
Descriptors: Writing Processes, Cognitive Processes, Writing Strategies, Data Collection
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Olive, Thierry; Passerault, Jean-Michel – Written Communication, 2012
The authors suggest that writing should be conceived of not only as a verbal activity but also as a visuospatial activity, in which writers process and construct visuospatial mental representations. After briefly describing research on visuospatial cognition, they look at how cognitive researchers have investigated the visuospatial dimension of…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Cognitive Processes, Writing (Composition), Writing Processes
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Baaijen, Veerle M.; Galbraith, David; de Glopper, Kees – Written Communication, 2012
Although keystroke logging promises to provide a valuable tool for writing research, it can often be difficult to relate logs to underlying processes. This article describes the procedures and measures that the authors developed to analyze a sample of 80 keystroke logs, with a view to achieving a better alignment between keystroke-logging measures…
Descriptors: Sentences, Text Structure, Factor Analysis, Classification
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Hanauer, David I.; Englander, Karen – Written Communication, 2011
This article provides quantitative data to establish the relative, perceived burden of writing research articles in English as a second language. Previous qualitative research has shown that scientists writing English in a second language face difficulties but has not established parameters for the degree of this difficulty. A total of 141…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Statistical Analysis, Writing Research, Writing Processes
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Walsh, Lynda – Written Communication, 2009
This article reports the results of a study analyzing the interaction of administrative genres and stakeholder beliefs in the Mexican Wolf Blue Range Reintroduction Project (MWBRRP) in New Mexico and Arizona. The author examines this interaction through an analysis of a set of 944 recorded public comments (with administrative responses) concerning…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Beliefs, Discourse Analysis, Content Analysis
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Kinloch, Valerie – Written Communication, 2009
In what ways do students understand and document literacies within out-of-school communities in their school-sponsored writings? How can community literacy sites and public perceptions of community disrepair stimulate students to create written responses on the politics of place? These questions are at the heart of this article's investigation…
Descriptors: Context Effect, Correlation, Undergraduate Students, Urban Environment
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Wolfe, Christopher R.; Britt, M. Anne; Butler, Jodie A. – Written Communication, 2009
This article describes a cognitive argumentation schema for written arguments and presents three empirical studies on the "myside" bias--the tendency to ignore or exclude evidence against one's position. Study 1 examined the consequences of conceding, rebutting, and denying other-side information. Rebuttal led to higher ratings of…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Persuasive Discourse, Program Effectiveness, Expository Writing
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Bazerman, Charles – Written Communication, 2008
Recent historical examinations of nonliterary, nontheoretical texts within their activity settings have aimed to identify the historically developed communicative and rhetorical resources currently available to writers and to reveal the dynamics of the formation, use, and evolution of those resources. These studies, in examining communal literate…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Sociology, Rhetoric, Social Science Research
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Lillis, Theresa – Written Communication, 2008
This article critically explores the value of ethnography for enhancing context-sensitive approaches to the study of academic writing. Drawing on data from two longitudinal studies, student writing in the United Kingdom and professional academic writing in Hungary, Slovakia, Spain, and Portugal, the author illustrates the different contributions…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies
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Juzwik, Mary M.; Curcic, Svjetlana; Wolbers, Kimberly; Moxley, Kathleen D.; Dimling, Lisa M.; Shankland, Rebecca K. – Written Communication, 2006
This study charts the terrain of research on writing during the 6-year period from 1999 to 2004, asking "What are current trends and foci in research on writing?" In examining a cross-section of writing research, the authors focus on four issues: (a) What are the general problems being investigated by contemporary writing researchers? Which of the…
Descriptors: Writing Research, Age Groups, Writing Evaluation, Writing Processes
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