The red group, centered on the nodes "technical communicator" and "purpose" represent the research process and research methods in the field. Nodes in this network include "participant," "study," "data," "survey," and "user," among many others.

Programmatic Shifts in Technical Writing from 1965-2012: A Genre Analysis of Job Postings in the MLA Job Information List

The Modern Language Association (MLA) has published job postings of academic positions in the humanities since at least the 1960s. The Job Information List (JIL) available on the MLA website provides an archive of postings in .pdf format from 1965 until 2012 when MLA began using a database for postings. Jim Ridolfo downloaded all PDFs… Continue Reading Programmatic Shifts in Technical Writing from 1965-2012: A Genre Analysis of Job Postings in the MLA Job Information List

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Abstract Analysis & Visualization: History in TCQ and JBTC

In this post, I decided to experiment with text visualization software to reveal patterns. Being that I’m interested in the history of technical communication, I first selected two major journals centered on technical communication: Technical Communication Quarterly Journal of Business and Technical Communication I accessed TCQ via EBSCO Host and JBTC via Sage Premier. From… Continue Reading Abstract Analysis & Visualization: History in TCQ and JBTC

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