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ERIC Number: EJ1115737
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug-25
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Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1554-8244
Dissertation Genre Change as a Result of Electronic Theses and Dissertation Programs
Pantelides, Kate
Across the Disciplines, v12 n3 Aug 2015
The increasing prevalence of mandatory Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) policies has ushered in rather dramatic dissertation genre change. The affordances of the medium offer expanded access and audience, availability of new compositional tools, and alternate formats, the implications of which are just beginning to appear in dissertations. Through genre analysis of 14 interdisciplinary, award-wining ETDs, I consider how the discursive opportunities offered by ETDs necessarily shift the "genre ecology" within which dissertations develop. Further, I catalogue emerging ETD convention and address tensions between emerging and "traditional" contexts. To provide context for this study, I examine the discourse that surrounds, constitutes, and creates dissertations, including vocal arguments against ETD policies, studies supporting ETD use, and dissertation awards discourse.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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