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IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication

Issue 2 • Date Jun 1995

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  • Composing in groups: the concept of authority in cross functional project team work

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):83 - 94
    Cited by:  Papers (6)
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    Despite increasing interest in collaborative writing in industry, little is known about the writing done in companies adopting team-based organizational designs. In such settings, teams organized to produce special documents may include members who do little or no writing for their regular jobs and thus lack experience in generating and selecting ideas, particularly in group settings. In the case ... View full abstract»

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  • Benchmarking in technical information

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):77 - 82
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    Benchmarking is rapidly becoming a standard business practice used by organizations to improve their quality in specific areas. Though benchmarking previously has been associated with product comparisons, such as benchmarking the performance of one product with another, process benchmarking is becoming equally important. This paper, based on a recently conducted benchmark, discusses why you might ... View full abstract»

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  • Metaphorical perspectives on hypertext

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):59 - 67
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    This paper examines the dominant metaphors that define and describe three basic components of hypertext (texts, nodes, and links), arguing that they contribute in central ways to the current treatment of this technology in technical communication. It includes a brief overview of the way metaphors filter computer-based tasks and functions, a discussion of hypertext metaphors of identity and the rea... View full abstract»

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  • Promises, hopes, and hyperbole: adoption of new information technologies

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):118 - 122
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    Much of the talk about the information revolution so far is just that-talk. A provocative mix of promises, hopes and hyperbole, some of it will come true over time. Most of it will not. Technology is moving at ever-increasing speeds, and predictions about technology are accelerating even faster. Yet practical needs and wants rarely keep pace. The purpose of this paper is to explore the disparity b... View full abstract»

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  • Corporate attitudes and commitments to telecommuting

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):95 - 99
    Cited by:  Papers (10)
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    The increased use of telecommuting by information and knowledge workers in many fields has been fostered by the availability of enabling technologies. Notebook sized computers, easy-to-use software, access to information both private or public, and electronic mail capabilities available worldwide have made telecommuting possible. This paper examines some of the key factors involved in the telecomm... View full abstract»

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  • Women in technical/scientific professions: results of two national surveys

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):68 - 76
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    A survey to study women in technical and scientific fields was conducted in 1993. The study examined the environment in which women work, the relationship between women's personal lives and their work, and women's interpersonal communication styles. Results of the study supported some of the previous research findings related to glass ceilings and career paths. However, results related to sexual h... View full abstract»

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  • Putting reader roles to the test: an ethnomethodological approach

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):100 - 109
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    That readers read within roles has long been argued by literary theorists and more recently by technical communication theorists. Yet few scholars have attempted to put their theories to a test. The study reported in this paper attempts to do by using a conversation analysis tool called ethnomethodology. In an experimental setting, subjects were videotaped reading and responding to a set of instru... View full abstract»

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  • Online editing, mark-up models, and the workplace lives of editors and writers

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):110 - 117
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    Although editors make extensive use of the computer in their work. Most editors still mark changes on paper using traditional editing symbols. There are, however, compelling reasons for editors to begin marking copy on the computer. We consider online editing from the perspective both of editors and their employers. We then focus on one aspect of online editing: the mark-up models embodied in vari... 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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