Methods and Methodology in Composition Research
Gesa Kirsch, Patricia A. Sullivan
SIU Press, 1992 - 354 pages
In original essays, fourteen nationally known scholars examine the practical, philosophical, and epistemological implications of a variety of research traditions. Included are discussions of historical, theoretical, and feminist scholarship; case-study and ethnographic research; text and conversation analysis; and cognitive, experimental, and descriptive research. Issues that cross methodological boundaries, such as the nature of collaborative research and writing, methodological pluralism, the classification and coding of research data, and the politics of composition research, are also examined. Contributors reflect on their own research practices, and so reflect the current state of composition research itself.
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... inquiry and unites its practitioners as a research community . Within this research community , however , there is little con- sensus that we are engaged in a common enterprise . Although writing “ names " our subject , providing us ...
... inquiry , and what issues are raised by a particular methodology ? What constitutes data ? How are data used in producing knowledge , generating theories , and building models ? What kinds of questions can and cannot be answered with a ...
... inquiry and that it will prove useful to those who are interested simply in learning more about the nature of composition research . Grad- uate students interested in embarking on their own research will be introduced to procedural and ...
... inquiry , as well as specific issues that arise during the research process . Noting that " all received wisdom is partial , incomplete , " Connors argues that history is the telling of stories , and we will need multiple stories if we ...
... inquiry in conducting empirical research . In the last chapter in this part , Richard Beach discusses the nature of descriptive and experimental research , its assumptions about studying human activities like composing , and its ...
Feminism and Methodology
ContextSensitive Text Analysis
Analyzing Talk about Writing
The Narrative Roots of the Case Study
Connecting Cognition and Context
Experimental and Descriptive Research
Issues of Validity Reliability
Methods Methodologies and the Politics
Notes on Contributors