Tag: quantitative vs. qualitative research

Paper 4: Theories, Methods, & a Continuing Quest for Legitimacy

As a field growing from rhetoric and composition, writing center work and scholarship centers on the theory of teaching writing as process. Similarly North’s “Idea” of writing centers as places that support writers as opposed to individual assignments, and Bruffee’s work on collaborative learning through peer tutoring undergird the work and scholarship of writing center…

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PAB Entry 4: Theories & Methods

Driscoll, D., & Perdue, S. (2012). Theory, Lore, and More: An Analysis of RAD Research in The Writing Center Journal, 1980-20091. Writing Center Journal, 32(2), 11-39. Driscoll and Perdue examined 270 articles published in issues of The Writing Center Journal from 1980-2009 to examine trends in writing center scholarship. Specifically, they were analyzing articles using…

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