Category: blog

More on research and practitioners

  • On 21/10/2018

When Tom Johnson released his results from a survey about academic/industry views of research in #techcomm, I had promised him a reply or rather, am engagement with some of the things that his survey revealed. In some ways, Tom’s survey was a follow-up to some of my work on trying to understand the value of academic […]

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2018-2019 Faculty Office Hours

  • On 24/08/2018

We had such a good time and great response, we’re going to keep holding faculty offices hours. This is a space for those teaching, administering, or researching in the area of technical and professional communication. Especially if you’re the only one in your area of feel like you need another perspective, faculty office hours gives […]

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ADE report and TPC

  • On 28/07/2018

tl; dr without doubt TPC tracks and minors (and even degrees) are the largest growth segment for English departments BUT those of us in TPC already knew this cause our data is a whole lot better than what the MLA generated understand the differences in the types of undergraduate writing programs. not only are there differences […]

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Interviews and Saturation

  • On 13/07/2018

I was recently asked about interviews and how many should someone do. This is a tricky, tricky question because qualitative research is messy and the beauty (and the curse) of qualitative research is in its ability to adapt it’s methodological and methods based on the research study design. In other words, there are no guidelines […]

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CFP opportunity

  • On 19/06/2018

My good friend and colleague, Joanna Schreiber, and I have been talking about re-engaging technical and professional communication in some of its core ideas and tenets and re-visiting questions of definitions, theories, and important concepts and issues. We felt this project was needed because of the increasing fragmentation of technical and professional communication where we […]

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