Methods and Methodology in Composition Research / Edition 1

Methods and Methodology in Composition Research / Edition 1

by Gesa Kirsch
     
 

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.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809317271
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date:
06/03/1992
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
1,284,203
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Pt. IResearch Methods and Methodology
1Dreams and Play: Historical Method and Methodology15
2Feminism and Methodology in Composition Studies37
3Writing Theory : : Theory Writing62
4Context-Sensitive Text Analysis84
5Analyzing Talk about Writing105
6The Narrative Roots of the Case Study130
7Ethnography and Composition: Studying Language at Home153
8Composition from the Teacher-Research Point of View172
9Connecting Cognition and Context in Composition190
10Experimental and Descriptive Research Methods in Composition217
Pt. IIResearch Problems and Issues
11Methodological Pluralism: Epistemological Issues247
12Coding Data: Issues of Validity, Reliability, and Interpretation270
13Collaborative Scholarship in Composition: Some Issues287
14Methods, Methodologies, and the Politics of Knowledge: Reflections and Speculations314
Notes on Contributors333
Index339

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