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An essential reference for students and scholars exploring the methods and methodologies of writing research.

What does it mean to research writing today? What are the practical and theoretical issues researchers face when approaching writing as they do? What are the gains or limitations of applying particular methods, and what might researchers be overlooking? These questions and more are answered by the writing research field’s leading scholars in Writing Studies Research in Practice: Methods and Methodologies.

Editors Nickoson and Sheridan gather twenty chapters from leaders in writing research, spanning topics from ethical considerations for researchers, quantitative methods, and activity analysis to interviewing and communitybased and Internet research. While each chapter addresses a different subject, the volume as a whole covers the range of methodologies, technologies, and approaches—both old and new—that writing researchers use, and examines the ways in which contemporary writing research is understood, practiced, and represented.

An essential reference for experienced researchers and an invaluable tool to help novices understand research methods and methodologies, Writing Studies Research in Practice includes established methods and knowledge while addressing the contemporary issues, interests, and concerns faced by writing researchers today.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Book Title
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Foreword: New Methodological Challenges for Writing Studies Researchers
  2. pp. xi-xvi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. xvii
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  1. Introduction: Current Conversations on Writing Research
  2. pp. 1-9
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  1. Part One: Reimagining Traditional Research Practices
  2. p. 11
  1. 1. Narrative Turns in Writing Studies Research
  2. pp. 13-24
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  1. 2. Reseeing and Redoing: Making Historical Research at the Turn of the Millennium
  2. pp. 25-35
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  1. 3. Exceeding the Bounds of the Interview: Feminism, Mediation, Narrative, and Conversations about Digital Literacy
  2. pp. 36-50
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  1. 4. Analytic Strategies, Competent Inquiries, and Methodological Tensions in the Study of Writing
  2. pp. 51-62
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  1. 5. A Complicated Geometry: Triangulating Feminism, Activism, and Technological Literacy
  2. pp. 63-72
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  1. 6. Making Ethnography Our Own: Why and How Writing Studies Must Redefine Core Research Practices
  2. pp. 73-85
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  1. 7. Reclaiming the Mind: Eco-Cognitive Research in Writing Studies
  2. pp. 86-97
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  1. Part Two: Revisioning Research in Composition
  2. p. 99
  1. 8. Revisiting Teacher Research
  2. pp. 101-112
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  1. 9. Autoethnography in the Study of Multilingual Writers
  2. pp. 113-124
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  1. 10. Racial Methodologies for Composition Studies: Reflecting on Theories of Race in Writing Assessment Research
  2. pp. 125-139
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  1. 11. Writing Program Research: Three Analytic Axes
  2. pp. 140-157
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  1. 12. Institutional Critique in Composition Studies: Methodological and Ethical Considerations for Researchers
  2. pp. 158-170
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  1. 13. Longitudinal Writing Research in (and for) the Twenty-First Century
  2. pp. 171-182
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  1. Part Three: Reconceptualizing Methodologies and Sites of Inquiry
  2. p. 183
  1. 14. Quantitative Methods in Composition Studies: An Introduction to Their Functionality
  2. pp. 185-196
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  1. 15. Strategies and Passions in Empirical Qualitative Research
  2. pp. 197-209
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  1. 16. Community-Based Research and theImportance of a Research Stance
  2. pp. 210-119
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  1. 17. Conducting Writing Research Internationally
  2. pp. 220-230
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  1. 18. The Role of Activity Analysis in Writing Research: Case Studies of Emerging Scholarly Communities
  2. pp. 231-244
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  1. 19. The Ethics of Conducting Writing Research on the Internet: How Heuristics Help
  2. pp. 245-260
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  1. After Words: Postmethodological Musings
  2. pp. 261-268
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 271-277
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 279-289
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780809331154
Related ISBN
9780809331147
MARC Record
OCLC
815288067
Launched on MUSE
2012-09-21
Language
English
Open Access
No
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