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IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication

Issue 4 • Dec. 2013

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  • Front cover

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): C1
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  • IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication publication information

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  • Table of contents

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  • An Overview of Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Research in Technical Communication Journals (1992–2011)

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):272 - 293
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    This study explores a comprehensive sample of experimental and quasi-experimental research within five leading technical communication journals over a 20-year period. Exploratory studies can overview how a method has evolved within a field, highlighting how it has advanced understanding of communication and identifying areas for further inquiry. Research questions: (1) How has experimental researc... View full abstract»

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  • Verification Steps and Personal Stories in an Instruction Manual for Seniors: Effects on Confidence, Motivation, and Usability

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):294 - 312
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    Research problem: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of two types of motivational elements-verification steps and personal stories-in an instruction manual for a cell phone targeted at senior users (between 60 and 70 years). Research questions: What are the effects of adding verification steps and personal stories to an instruction manual on: (1) Seniors' confidence in being ... View full abstract»

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  • Rhetorical Appeals of Professional Designers in Decision-Making Sessions

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):313 - 331
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    Research problem: No study has observed the argumentative choices and appeals used by professional designers to support their claims as they engage in decision-making sessions. In particular, we do not know how user-derived data are applied by professional designers in their decision-making arguments. Research questions: (1) What kinds of evidence and appeals do advocates of user-centered design u... View full abstract»

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  • Enhancing Team Performance Through Tool Use: How Critical Technology-Related Issues Influence the Performance of Virtual Project Teams

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):332 - 353
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    Research problem: The project management of virtual teams differs from that of traditional ones. Traditional project risks, such as complexity, the uncertainty of factors influencing the project, and the high interdependency of project tasks must be managed alongside changed temporal, geographic, and cultural dimensions. Only a few studies have investigated the effect of critical technological iss... View full abstract»

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  • The Role of National Culture and Multimedia on First Impression Bias Reduction: An Experimental Study in US and China

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):354 - 371
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    Research problem: The purpose of the study was to explore the effects of national culture and medium type on first impression bias reduction in the context of job interview and performance appraisals. Research questions: (1) Does the evaluators' national culture affect first impression bias reduction? (2) Which medium type (text or multimedia) is more effective in reducing first impression bias? a... View full abstract»

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  • 2013 Index IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication Vol. 56

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):372 - 376
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  • IEEE Professional Communication Society Information

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): C3
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  • IEEE Professional Communication Society Information

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): C4
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Aims & Scope

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.