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ERIC Number: ED361703
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Pages: 13
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The Case Study: Ideal Home of WAC Quantitative and Qualitative Data.
Carson, Jay
Despite their success at improving writing, learning, writing in the disciplines, and teaching, writing-across-the-curriculum (WAC) programs are seen by several researchers to be in difficulty. Increasingly, one of the most pressing questions for WAC advocates is how to keep such programs going in the face of numerous difficulties. Case histories offer the best chance for fashioning rhetorical arguments to keep WAC programs going because they offer the opportunity to provide a coherent narrative that contextualizes all documents and data, including what is generally considered scientific data. A case study of the WAC program, "Writing across the Business Disciplines," at Robert Morris College in Pittsburgh demonstrates the advantages of this research method. Such studies are ideal homes for both naturalistic and positivistic data as well as both quantitative and qualitative information. (Contains 24 references.) (NH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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