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Perna, Laura W.; Orosz, Kata; Kent, Daniel C. – American Educational Research Journal, 2019
This study uses critical discourse analysis to explain how legislators determine the role and contributions of academic researchers in Congressional legislative hearings. The discursive practices that legislators use serve to construct the social identity of academic witnesses, characterize witnesses' qualifications, solicit information from…
Descriptors: Hearings, Federal Government, Legislators, Power Structure