November 3 Class

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  • November 3 Class

    1. 1. An advising moment• About signing up for ENGL 693....• Any other questions about winter?
    2. 2. Progress reports!• “Touch it every day” can work!• Think “microproductivity” too.• Some good stories about gathering research and doing reading• Deciding not to do something still equals progress
    3. 3. Progress reports!• Talking with others and getting an advisor is progress, too.• Remember: there’s the project for this class and then there’s “The Project,” e.g., 693• While we’re talking about schedules....
    4. 4. Blakeslee & Fleischer• Surveys both quantitative and qualitative method.• Touching briefly on “focus group”• “Phenomenological Interviews”
    5. 5. Blakeslee & Fleischer• “Do your homework” in terms of background of interviewee, etc.• Write and revise questions• Keep the logistics of interviews in mind• “Phenomenological Interviews”• As for transcribing: try an internet search• Good point on “Personal and theoretical lenses” and Gluck and Patai
    6. 6. Blakeslee & Fleischer• “Questionnaire” informal, “Survey” formal (I guess...)• Also differences in size and sampling• Ask questions for which you want information (and not because you’re curious)• Get others to help come up with and revise your questions
    7. 7. Carrie and Graham on Surveys...
    8. 8. Beason, “Ethos and Error”• Smart idea to find out what nonacademic readers think of “errors” or “mistakes”• Errors as “bothersome”• I think a very clever survey/questionnaire (for example, 40)• The survey’s “mixed results” are itself an interesting result (46)
    9. 9. Beason, “Ethos and Error”• Interviews suggest errors = judgements about writers• My experience in using this article in my teaching....

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