As a heuristic to work on research study designs for my eventual dissertation research study (Spring 2009), I developed a series of sketch research designs following the modes of inquiry described by Stephen North in this Making Knowledge in Composition (Heineman, 1987). These "North-based" designs are also supplemented with other designs.

Framing the Question: Versions of the Research Question
Annotated Bibliograpy of Previous Research on or Related to Rhetorical Reflection

Designs Based on the Eight Modes of Inquiry

  1. Practice (1)
  2. Historical (2)
  3. Philosophical (1)
  4. Critical (1)
  5. Experimental (1)
  6. Clinical (3)
  7. Formalist (1)
  8. Ethnographic (1)




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