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The ATTW executive committee is delighted to announce an award to support and advance the research of graduate students in the latter stages of their PhD programs.
Up to three awardees will receive a monetary amount ($500.00) to be used for research expenses and/or to help defray the costs of attending the annual ATTW conference. In addition, award recipients will be featured in a work-in-progress panel presentation at the annual conference in Houston, TX in 2016, and the conference registration fee will be waived.
Our reliance on mobile, networking technologies means that we can no longer expect writing and discourse to be traditionally situated in stable settings of use among groups of people with reliably understandable motives. Increasingly, we use information in polycontextual settings, distributed across people, spaces, times, and activities, where coherent and focused use is an accomplishment of coordinated effort.
Analyzing Data from Complex Institutional Contexts
Ellen Barton, Wayne State University
Research in technical and professional communication is often based on the analysis of data – spoken, written, graphical, digital, audio-video – collected from complex institutions such as hospitals, universities, R&D labs, government agencies, to name a few. Researchers typically find that analyzing this kind of data requires a combination of methods drawn from the literature and developed to describe the unique data and context of a particular research project.