WPA 2008 Institute: Institute Research and Writing Programs

Institute Research and Writing Programs
July 10, 2008

Institute Leaders
Irwin Weiser is Head of the Department of English at Purdue University, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1981.
Meg Morgan has been on the English faculty at UNC Charlotte since 1987.

Description
The 2008 research institute will help participants cultivate the view of WPA work as an opportunity for research by helping them to create, develop, and refine plans for a specific program-based research project. We will consider the question "What is (Program) Research?" and will discuss topics such as developing research questions, designing appropriate methodologies for investigating them, and working with Institutional Review Boards. We will also discuss some models and exemplars of program-based research.

Participants should bring copies of at least one tentative research question for which they have identified a purpose, audience, and forum. We also encourage participants to bring copies of their institution’s relevant IRB/Human Research Subjects guidelines and applications.

For more information about the 2008 WPA Conference, visit http://www.du.edu/writing/documents/WPA_informational_brochure.pdf

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