Pedagogical Research in TPC

Melonçon, L., Rosselot-Merritt, J., and St.Amant, K. (2020) A field-wide meta-synthesis of pedagogical research in technical and professional communication. Journal of Technical Writing Communication, 50(1), 91-118.

 Pedagogical and programmatic research remains important in technical and professional

communication. For such approaches to be effective, meaningful, and successful,

they must represent effective scholarship that can be used within and address the

needs of the greater field. The authors performed a metasynthesis of pedagogical and

programmatic scholarship published in five central technical and professional communication

journals between 2011 and 2015 (n. 82). The authors report the results

of this research and what it means for the field to approach pedagogical and programmatic

scholarship in the future.