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What Research Do We Need, and Why Should Practitioners Care?

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In my first year as journal editor, I've frequently been asked what research is most needed in our field. Resisting the overwhelming urge to answer "Everything," I usually respond that our greatest needs are reliable and thorough reviews of research and an authoritative introduction to methods of research in technical communication.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1997

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  • Technical Communication, the Society's journal, publishes articles about the practical application of technical communication theory and serves as a common arena for discussion by practitioners. Technical Communication includes both quantitative and qualitative research while showcasing the work of some of the field's most noteworthy writers. Among its most popular features are the helpful book reviews. Technical Communication is published quarterly and is free with membership.
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