ERIC Number: ED218661
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Aug-15
Reference Count: N/A
A Process Model of Composition. Technical Report No. 1.
Flower, Linda S.; Hayes, John R.
The three papers in this report set forth the research methodology and the theory used in one research project to identify the processes involved in writing. The first paper proposes a method, termed protocol analysis, for use in identifying the organization of writing processes. It defines protocol analysis as a means for examining the detailed sequence of activities of a subject performing a task, shows how the technique can be used to identify writing processes, and describes some early research results obtained through its use. The second paper examines various hypotheses about the dynamics of writing and explores the constraints implicit in the writing task through a discussion of the knowledge, language, and rhetorical problems of one subject. The final paper presents an overview of the strategic decisions in investigating the writing process and summarizes the protocol analysis methodology. (FL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC.; Siegel & Gale, Inc., New York, NY.; Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA.