ERIC Number: EJ563779
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Complicating Technology: Interdisciplinary Method, the Burden of Comprehension, and the Ethical Space of the Technical Communicator.
Johnson, Robert R.
Technical Communication Quarterly, v7 n1 p75-98 Win 1998
States that technical communicators can learn much from the burgeoning field of technology studies. Argues that technical communication must assume the "burden of comprehension": the responsibility of understanding the ideologies, contexts, values, and histories of those "borrowed" disciplines before using their methods and research findings. Examines three disciplines (history, sociology, and philosophy) to investigate how they approach technology. (PA)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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