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ERIC Number: ED307618
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
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Inquiry as a Human Process: Interviews with Researchers across the Disciplines.
Reiff, John; Kirscht, Judith
To explore the relationship between inquiry and composing, a study interviewed 14 faculty members from several disciplines at the University of California at Santa Barbara, inquiring about the natural history of their research projects; where their ideas originated; what they did with those ideas; where their research took them; and what was the final outcome of the project. Interviews were tape recorded and transcribed. Analysis revealed that personal interests, as well as theoretical issues, shaped the informants' choice of research projects. In fact, it became clear that the ways in which questions emerged in the interaction of personal and disciplinary concerns and the unexpected ways that understanding developed as the projects proceeded were congruent with the emergence and development of ideas in the composing process, particularly in academic writing. (One table of data is included.) (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A