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IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication

Issue 1 • Date March 2002

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  • Technical Communication (6th, ed.) - Book Review

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):57 - 58
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  • The Elements of Technical Writing (2nd ed.) - Book Review

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):59 - 60
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  • A concise guide to technical communication (with CD-rom) - Book Review

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):61 - 62
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  • Technical Communication (8th ed.) - Book Review

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):63 - 64
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  • Technical Writing - A practical approach (4th Ed.) - Book Review

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):65 - 66
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  • Anges Kukulska-Hulme Language and Communication: Essential concepts for user interface and documentation design

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):54 - 56
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  • A Peircian approach to professional ethics instruction

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):45 - 49
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    The author presents a method for using C.S. Peirce's (1867) three conceptual categories to present a compact historical overview of major ethical theories to PEs (professional engineers) during professional ethics training seminars. The use of this method helps the seminar participant to easily grasp the "big picture" of ethical thought and to discover his or her own place within that picture. The... View full abstract»

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  • The portable technical writer

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):67 - 69
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  • Choosing the right graph

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):1 - 6
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    When it comes to graphing data, most professionals show little method or creativity. They typically limit themselves to a small repertoire of graph types and select from it on the basis of habit, if not sheer ease of production. Similarly, the many books on graphing devote much attention to graphical integrity and readability, but little or none to graph selection. We developed a methodology to he... View full abstract»

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  • What is thought?

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):50 - 53
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    Thought, in the modern technical sense, is rather like travel. To travel without the aid of tools (cars, buses, and planes), that is, to walk, barely means travel at all in the modern sense. Likewise, to think in the modern sense means thought with tools. It is not enough to speak, or write with pen and paper, or even a typewriter. We have little choice, to be competitive, but to word-process, to ... View full abstract»

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  • Assessing proficiency in engineering English

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):40 - 44
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    The largest professional engineering organizations use English as their primary language; most of the world's engineering publications are written in English; and nearly all cooperative ventures with multinational participation choose English for their common language of communication. Unfortunately, most of the world's engineers are not native speakers of English. There are almost no reliable ins... View full abstract»

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  • A methodology for streamlining historical research: the analysis of technical and scientific publications

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):21 - 39
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    The article provides a framework for organizing and structuring the research of historical researchers who analyze technical and scientific publications. Because historical research spans both decades and centuries, an effective research methodology is essential. The framework consists of a multifaceted 10-step method for studying the written discourse of scientific and technical communication, sp... View full abstract»

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  • The influence of gender on collaborative projects in an engineering classroom

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):7 - 20
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    Using a qualitative approach to data collection and analysis, the article discusses some of the findings from a larger study on collaboration and the role of gender. We profile three student engineering teams as they participate in processes leading to the submission of a report for a team-based technical communication course. While some theorists suggest that gender can play a significant role in... 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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Editor-in-Chief
George F. Hayhoe
Mercer University School of Eng.