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IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication

Issue 4 • Date Dec. 2001

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  • The technical communicator's handbook [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):296 - 297
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  • Writing in a milieu of utility: the move to technical communication in american engineering programs, 1850-1950, 2nd ed. [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):298 - 299
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  • Writing a professional life: stories of technical communicators on and off the job [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):300 - 301
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  • Global contexts: case studies in international technical communication [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):302 - 303
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  • Web.studies: rewiring media studies for the digital age [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):304 - 305
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  • Technical writing - Process and product, 3rd ed. [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):306 - 307
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  • Author index

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):308 - 309
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  • Subject index

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):309 - 312
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  • Web accessibility for people with disabilities: an introduction for Web developers

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):225 - 233
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    The article presents an overview of the topic of Web access for people with disabilities. First, we describe the four basic disabilities and explain the benefits of making sites accessible, as well as the reasons that more sites are not accessible. We review the relevant laws regarding Web access, and then discuss efforts being made by vendors and professional organizations, especially Microsoft a... View full abstract»

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  • Cultures, computers, and communication: evaluating models of international online production

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):291 - 295
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    The spread of online communication technologies has brought with it new perspectives on international communication. Now, with the Internet, email, and application service providers, interacting with coworkers an entire hemisphere away can be almost as easy as interacting with coworkers in the same building. As a result of the "leveling of distance" created by online communication technologies, ne... View full abstract»

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  • Meaning to change: how diverse stakeholders interpret organizational communication about change initiatives

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):243 - 266
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    This paper explores the problems that occur in implementing a major organizational change initiative where various employee groups have different interpretations of the purpose of the initiative and tactics intended to achieve it. In this paper, the author employs two concepts: technology frames and the order of change magnitude surrounding technology change. By understanding the meanings that var... View full abstract»

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  • Textbooks versus technology: teaching professional writing to the next generation of technical communicators

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):234 - 242
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    The study used quantitative and qualitative measures to determine differences in learning outcomes between two sections of an advanced technical writing course taught by the same instructor. The instructor used traditional textbook methods in one and technology-enhanced methods in the other. The findings upheld those of previous studies in that students in the experimental group rated both the cou... View full abstract»

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  • Disease classification and the organization of large-scale web sites

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):286 - 290
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    The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) has been employed by the world's public health officials to chart the nature, frequency, and geographic origins of diseases and causes of death in human populations since the late nineteenth century. The ICD has been modified every decade since the 1890s. A study by Bowker and Star (2000) of these changes, in concert with the work of others on the... View full abstract»

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  • Compensatory adaptation to a lean medium: an action research investigation of electronic communication in process improvement groups

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):267 - 285
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    Previous empirical findings from the computer-mediated communication research literature are consistent with media richness theory because they suggest that the use of electronic communication media is likely to have a negative impact on the success and outcome quality of process improvement groups. These findings lead to the expectation that electronic communication media will not be as appropria... View full abstract»

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The IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to applied research on professional communication--including but not limited to technical and business communication. It has been published since 1957 by the Professional Communication Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

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George F. Hayhoe
Mercer University School of Eng.