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Speaking About Writing
Reflections on Research Methodology

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April 1994 | 308 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This volume makes a powerful case for the analysis of the spoken word as a source of data to study writing. The contributors focus on issues involved in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data. Their approaches go beyond simple quantitative/qualitative differences, examining the very underpinnings of the various assumptions of distinct methodologies. Divided into four major areas of inquiry, the book looks at different aspects of conducting think-aloud protocol analysis, retrospective accounts, discourse analysis and interviews in the field.
Peter Smagorinsky
Introduction
Potential Problems and Problematic Potentials of Using Talk About Writing as Data About Writing Process

 
 
PART ONE: THINK-ALOUD PROTOCOL ANALYSIS
Peter Smagorinsky
Think-Aloud Protocol Analysis
Beyond the Black Box

 
Stephen P Witte and Roger D Cherry
Think-Aloud Protocols, Protocol Analysis, and Research Design
An Exploration of the Influence of Writing Tasks on Writing Processes

 
Robert J Bracewell and Alain Breuleux
Substance and Romance in Analyzing Think-Aloud Protocols
James F Stratman and Liz Hamp-Lyons
Reactivity in Concurrent Think-Aloud Protocols
Issues for Research

 
 
PART TWO: RETROSPECTIVE ACCOUNTS OF WRITING PROCESS
Stuart Greene and Lorraine Higgins
`Once Upon a Time'
The Use of Retrospective Accounts in Building Theory in Composition

 
Deborah Swanson-Owens and George E Newell
Using Intervention Protocols to Study the Effects of Instructional Scaffolding on Writing and Learning
Anne DiPardo
Stimulated Recall in Research on Writing
An Antidote to `I Don't Know, It Was Fine'

 
 
PART THREE: ANALYSIS OF COLLABORATIVE DISCOURSE
George Hillocks Jr
Interpreting and Counting
Objectivity in Discourse Analysis

 
Melanie Sperling
Discourse Analysis of Teacher-Student Writing Conferences
Finding the Message in the Medium

 
Elizabeth Hodges
What's All This Talk I Hear? Using Sociolinguistic Analysis to Locate and Map Themes in Teacher/Student Talk About Writing
 
PART FOUR: INTERVIEWS IN THE FIELD
Elaine Chin
Ethnographic Interviews and Writing Research
A Critical Examination of the Methodology

 
 
PART FIVE: COUNTERPOINT
David N Dobrin
Whither Wisdom?
Robert J Bracewell
Withered Wisdom
A Reply to Dobrin

 

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Peter Smagorinsky

Peter Smagorinsky is Distinguished Research Professor of English Education at The University of Georgia. He began his career as an educator as a hall monitor and substitute teacher in the Trenton, NJ area before teaching high school English in three schools in the Chicago area from 1976-1990, also coaching track and basketball. After beginning his career as a teacher educator at the University of Oklahoma in 1990, he moved to UGA in 1998. He has won numerous awards for his teaching, service, and research, most recently the 2014 Steve Witte Award from the American Educational Research Association; the 2014 UGA Service-Learning Research... More About Author

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