A Research Primer for Technical Communication

Author Michael A. Hughes

Author Michael A. Hughes

Research in technical communication provides data about our users that inform our design decisions. It grounds our practices in something other than our own idiosyncratic preferences or ego-centric world views.

Michael A. Hughes wrote a book that is currently used in college courses, aimed to technical communication students and practitioners who are new to empirical research.  Michael has a PhD in Instructional Technology from the University of Georgia and a Masters in Technical and Professional Communication from Southern Polytechnic State University. He is a Fellow with the Society for Technical Communication and a Certified Performance Technologist through the International Society for Performance Improvement.

The book “A Research Primer for Technical Communication” is a practical volume that provides a thorough introduction to conducting and critically reading research in technical communication, complete with exemplars of research articles for study. Offering a solid grounding in the research underpinnings of the technical communication field, this resource has been developed for use in master’s level and upper-division undergraduate research methods courses in technical and professional communication.

 Highly recommended.

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