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Discussions about the technical communication profession: perspectives from the blogosphere

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Show simple item record Cleary, Yvonne 2016-09-30T13:13:11Z 2016-09-30T13:13:11Z 2012
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Purpose: To examine how blogs reflect practitioner views of professionalization topics (such as education, professional societies, and value and status).Method: Content analysis of 10 practitioner blogs, focusing on professional topics of status, education, professional societies, and the effects of technology.Results: Although the bloggers under study appear to function as an effective community of practice, they are not currently directing their actions or attention toward the traditional goals of professionalization, such as licensing and accreditation.Conclusions: The latent themes that emerge show that many of the goals of professionalizing (such as standardizing routes into the field and increasing respect for the work) are also concerns of practitioners. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Society for Technical Communication en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Technical Communication;59, (1), pp. 8-28
dc.subject professionalization en_US
dc.subject blogs en_US
dc.subject content analysis en_US
dc.subject education en_US
dc.subject status en_US
dc.subject professional societies en_US
dc.subject technology en_US
dc.subject talk en_US
dc.subject tool en_US
dc.title Discussions about the technical communication profession: perspectives from the blogosphere en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2016-09-20T11:57:57Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1387719
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Technical Communication
dc.description.status peer-reviewed

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