Friday, September 09, 2011

So far behind...

I have at least six books on the shelf waiting to be reviewed. They'll have to wait a while longer as I clear out the projects to which I have (over)committed. That's too bad, because some of these books are terrific. Look for reviews in October.

2012 Qualitative Research Network

 If you're planning to go to the 2012 Conference on College Composition and Communication, consider checking out the Qualitative Research Network:
QRN 2012 will be held Wednesday, March 21 from 1:30 to 5:00 at the 2012 Conference on College Composition and Communication in St. Louis, Missouri.  
The QRN provides mentoring and support to qualitative researchers at all levels of experience and working in diverse areas of study within the college composition and communication community. As a pre-conference research network, the QRN is open to everyone, including those who are already presenting at the conference in other venues. 
The first hour of QRN 2012 will feature a keynote address by Paul Prior titled “Refining theory and methods through qualitative research: Tales from the field." The rest of the workshop will feature research roundtables where novice and experienced researchers will have twenty to thirty minutes to present their work-in-progress for feedback and discussion. Experienced qualitative researchers will be on hand at each table to offer suggestions and facilitate discussion.
In the CFP, they say:
We encourage submissions from those at any stage of the research process (e.g., planning,
data collecting, data analyzing, publishing). 
Please send via email a brief description (approximately 500 words) of your research proposal by October 11 to both Gwen Gorzelsky ( and Kevin Roozen (, Co-Chairs, Qualitative Research Network.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

TCQ special issue - Contemporary Research Methodologies in Technical Communication

All you long-range planners in technical communication, please consider writing a proposal for the TCQ special issue that Brian McNely, Christa Teston and I are putting together.

Proposals are due by February 15th, 2013; scheduled publication date is January, 2015.

That's a long lead time - but it means that you can start thinking about ideas now. And you can encourage your graduate students to do the same.

Questions? Please email Brian McNely (

Update: Bad link fixed.