ERIC Number: EJ1139318
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Graduate Students "Show Their Work": Metalanguage in Dissertation Methodology Sections
Pantelides, Kate L.
Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, v47 n2 p194-214 Apr 2017
To address graduate writing pedagogy in technical communication, this article reports on a study of 14 award-winning dissertations in the field. By treating dissertations as cultural artifacts constitutive of the educational contexts in which they are authored, this study reads dissertation methodology sections as research narratives to understand how we prepare new scholars and to examine the changing nature of what we value in the field.
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Technical Writing, Research Methodology, Doctoral Dissertations, Metalinguistics, Literary Genres, Educational Opportunities, Barriers, Narration, Student Writing Models, Word Frequency
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