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ERIC Number: ED464579
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Pages: 19
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Audiencing Research: Textual Experimentation and Targeting for Whose Reality? ASHE Annual Meeting Paper.
Lincoln, Yvonna S.
Seen from within the discipline of qualitative methods, the move to experimental forms of representation of research is an effort to represent live experience more richly and to connect social science research more closely to literary, poetic, and performance forms that address communities and indigenous discursive structures outside of academe. Seen from outside the discipline, the proliferation of experimental or messy texts might be seen as a challenge to the traditional concept of the appropriate audiences for research. Audiencing, the cultural and ideological elicitation of texts serves to create possibilities for multiple texts, multiple forms, and the deployment of varied literary forms for higher education research as well as multiple explorations of research findings from different theoretical perspectives. Addressing different segments of the multiple communities the researcher wants to reach with different texts and different kinds of texts can be useful for the purposes the community defines for itself. This discussion connects the somewhat sparse literature from communications and cultural studies theorists on audiencing with concerns regarding textual experimentation and varieties of getting real. It suggests some yardsticks for gauging who new audiences might be, and it then speculates about the audiences and the best ways to reach them. (Contains 17 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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