ENC 1101 Week 14 Assignment

ENC 1101 Week 14 - ENC 1101 Week 14 Assignment 1 What are McCarthy's research questions What research methods did she use to find answers to these

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ENC 1101 Week 14 Assignment 1. What are McCarthy's research questions? What research methods did she use to find answers to these questions? What were her primary findings? How might her findings have been shaped by her methods? What other methods might she have used, and how might they have altered her findings? A key assumption underlying this study is that writing is a social activity. However, the research approach was naturalistic (pg, 671). Because McCarthy started the study with no hypotheses to test, she just observed writing process in the classrooms Dave took. McCarthy used four research tools: observation, interviews, composing-aloud protocols, and text analysis. Her unique findings was social factors can make success in certain writing circumstances. 2. McCarthy analyzed Dave's experiences using Grice's "Cooperative Principle." Explain what this principle is and how it helped McCarthy understand Dave's struggles and successes. The cooperative principle is conversant's assumption that they have a shared purpose and thus
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course ENC 1011 taught by Professor Michaelsen during the Spring '11 term at University of Central Florida.

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ENC 1101 Week 14 - ENC 1101 Week 14 Assignment 1 What are McCarthy's research questions What research methods did she use to find answers to these

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