IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication

Volume 48 Issue 3 • Sept. 2005

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  • Table of contents

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  • IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication publication information

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  • Research reality check: introduction to the special issue

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):237 - 241
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    Research into subjects of concern to technical communicators is occurring with increasing frequency. But as it increases, we must ask ourselves: Is the research serving its purpose? What should researchers be doing? These are the questions that underlie the articles in this special issue. View full abstract»

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  • Internet-based research: providing a foundation for web-design guidelines

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):242 - 260
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    In this article, we propose that remote, internet-based studies of real users interacting with real websites on their own computers at a time and place convenient for them will provide a solid empirical base from which researchers can extrapolate reliable and valid web-design guidelines. After a discussion of research methods that have been used to support the principles that underlie web-design g... View full abstract»

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  • Big science or bricolage: an alternative model for research in technical communication

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):261 - 268
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    Two research traditions inform contemporary technical communication research. With its physical science orientation and organizational capaciousness, the tradition of Big Science originated in the laboratory of Ernest O. Lawrence. With its humanistic orientation and individualistic singularity, the tradition of bricolage was identified in the fieldwork of Claude Le/spl acute/vi-Strauss. The curren... View full abstract»

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  • Technical communication in information systems development: the use of cognitive mapping

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):269 - 284
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    Technical communicators can and should play an important role in the development of information systems to improve the usability of the systems. Besides writing user guides and training material, technical communicators can engage in four other tasks to add value to information systems development: acting as user advocate, writing online help, writing system and error messages, and providing advic... View full abstract»

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  • Genre analysis in technical communication

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):285 - 295
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    An increasing body of research relies on genre to analyze academic and professional communication and to describe how members of a community use language. The purpose of this paper is to provide a review of genre-based research in technical communication and to describe the different approaches to genre and to genre teaching. While some research focuses on the textual analysis of genres, other stu... View full abstract»

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  • Connecting usability education and research with industry needs and practices

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    Ideally, academic research should inform workplace practices and workplace practices should inform academic research and education. However, as many researchers have noted, a gap often exists between academia and industry. This article begins to bridge that gap by reporting the results of a small-scale study at Microsoft in which 12 individuals were interviewed about their views on usability educa... View full abstract»

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  • Dialogic negotiations: a reflective tale of collaboration across the academic-practitioner divide

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):313 - 323
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    This article explores the dialogic negotiation processes that can enable professional communication academics and practitioners to collaborate in designing, implementing, and writing up research. Drawing on our experiences conducting a collaborative academic-practitioner case study of technical sales presentations in an executive briefing center, we outline the ways in which we dialogically negoti... View full abstract»

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  • Approaches to Audience: An Overview of the Major Perspectives

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  • Participatory IT Design: Designing for Business and Workplace Realities

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  • Discourse & Technology: Multimodal Discourse Analysis

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  • Guide to Electronic Communication: Using Technology for Effective Business Writing and Speaking

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  • Innovative Approaches to Teaching Technical Communication

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  • Specialized Discourse: Linguistic Features and Changing Conventions

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  • Negotiating Moves: Problem Presentation and Resolution in Japanese Business Discourse

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):339 - 340
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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.