ATTW 2019 Research Methods Workshops

ATTW 2019 Research Methods Workshops

Call for Participation
Westin Convention Center
Pittsburgh, PA
March 12, 2019 1:30-5:30

Scholarships Available!

The Research Methods Workshops are an initiative of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW) aimed at providing an opportunity for those entering the profession and those less trained in research to develop more sophisticated research skills.

This year, ATTW is sponsoring two Research Methods Workshops:

  • Full–Natasha N. Jones, University of Central Florida & Miriam F. Williams, Texas State University, on Using Narrative Inquiry Methods in Technical Communication
  • Cancelled–Luuk Van Waes & Mariëlle Leijten, University of Antwerp, Belgium, on Using Keystroke Logging in Writing Research

These two half-day workshops will be held in Pittsburgh, PA on Tuesday afternoon, March 12, 1:30-5:30.  This is the first day of the ATTW conference (March 12-13) and the day before the CCCC conference (March 13-16).

Each workshop focuses on a methodology for data analysis and is designed to help researchers devise and try out an analytic approach. Using Narrative Inquiry Methods in Technical Communication with Natasha N. Jones and Miriam F. Williams, focuses on narrative inquiry, an inclusive and collaborative approach to designing and communicating research.  Using Keystroke Logging in Writing Research with Luuk Van Waes & Mariëlle Leijten focuses on the use of Inputlog for collecting and analyzing keystroke data on writing processes.

Registration for each workshop is $100.  Ten scholarships of $200 each are available to graduate students to defray the cost of the workshop and hotel.

Participation in these workshops is awarded on a competitive basis and constitutes a place on the ATTW program.

Applications are due January 25, 2019 and acceptances will be emailed to you by February 5.

Questions about these workshops can be directed to Cheryl Geisler (, Chair of the ATTW Committee on Research.