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Presently I am creating a list of texts I would use to teach this course. Over time, I will develop assignments, course goals, and detailed reading assignments. (This list began with syllabi by Marilyn Wilson, William Hart-Davidson, and Jeff Grabill).

List of Required Books
Bazerman, Charles. (2008). Handbook of Research on Writing: History, Society, School, Individual, Text.

Babbie, Earl. The Practice of Social Research. 11th Edition.

Creswell, John W (2003). Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches. Second Edition. Sage Publications.

Geisler, Cheryl. (2004). Analyzing streams of language: Twelve steps to the systematic coding of text, talk, and other verbal data. New York: Pearson/Longman.

Johanek, Cindy. (2000). Composing Research: A Contextualist Paradigm for Rhetoric and Composition. Utah State UP.

Lauer, J. M. and J. W. Asher (1988). Composition research : empirical designs. New York, Oxford University Press.

Law, John. (2004). After Method: Mess in Social Science Research. New York: Routledge.

Miles, Matthew B., & Huberman, A. Michael. Qualitative Data Analysis: A Sourcebook of New Methods (2nd ed.). Newbury Park, CA: Sage, 1994.

North, Stephen M. The Making of Knowledge in Composition: Portrait of an Emerging Field. Upper Montclair, NJ: Boynton-Cook, 1987.

Prior, Paul A. & Bazerman, Charles. (2004). What Writing Does and How It Does It: An Introduction to Analyzing Texts and Textual Practices. Mawah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Riffe, Daniel, Lacy, Stephen, and Fico, Frederick. (2005). Analyzing Media Messages: Using Quantitative Content Analysis in Research. 2nd Edition.

Rowntree, D. (1981). Statistics without tears : a primer for non-mathematicians. New York, Scribner.

Smith, Linda Tuhiwai. (1999). Decolonizing Methodologies. Zed Books.

Spinuzzi, Clay. (2004). Tracing Genres through Organizations: A SocioCultural Approach to Information Design. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Villanueva, V. (2003). Cross-talk in comp theory : a reader. Urbana, Ill., National Council of Teachers of English.

Other Possibilities

Berlin, J. A. (2003). Rhetorics, poetics, and cultures : refiguring college English studies. West Lafayette, Ind., Parlor Press.

Denzin, Norman, Lincoln, Yvonna, and Tuhiwai Smith, Linda, Eds. (2008). The Handbook of Critical and Indigenous Methodologies. Sage.

Dillman, Don A., Smyth, Jolene D., & Christian, Leah Melani. (2008). Internet, Mail, and Mixed-Mode Surveys: The Tailored Design Method.  Wiley; 3 edition. 

Ding, H. (2007). Confucius’s virtue-centered rhetoric: A case study of mixed research methods in comparative rhetoric. Rhetoric Review, 26(2), 142-159.

Dyson, Anne Haas, & Genishi, Celia. (2005). On the case: Approaches to language and literacy research. New York: Teachers College Press.

Edwards, J. A. and M. D. Lampert (1993). Talking data : transcription and coding in discourse research. Hillsdale, N.J., Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Faigley, L. (1992). Fragments of rationality : postmodernity and the subject of composition. Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Press.

Fetterman, D. M. (1989). Ethnography : step by step. Newbury Park, Calif., Sage Publications.

Gee, J. P. (1999). An introduction to discourse analysis : theory and method. London ; New York, Routledge.

Gee, J. P. (2003). What video games have to teach us about learning and literacy. New York, Palgrave Macmillan.

Gubrium, J. F. and J. A. Holstein (2002). Handbook of interview research : context & method. Thousand Oaks, Calif., Sage Publications.

Gurak, Laura, and Mary Lay, eds. (2002). Research in Technical Communication. Greenwich, CT: Ablex/Greenwood.

Hammersley, M. and P. Atkinson (1995). Ethnography : principles in practice. London ; New York, Routledge.

Kirsch, G. and P. A. Sullivan (1992). Methods and methodology in composition research. Carbondale, Southern Illinois University Press

Langer, Judith A., & Applebee, Arthur N. (1987). How Writing Shapes Thinking: A Study of Teaching and Learning. (NCTE Research Report No. 22). Urbana: NCTE.

Lather, Patti. (1991). Getting Smart: Feminist Research and Pedagogy With/in the Postmodern. London: Routledge.

MacArthur, C. A., Graham, S., & Fitzgerald, J. (Eds.). (2006). Handbook of writing research. New York: Guilford.

MacNealy, Mary Sue. Strategies for Empirical Research in Writing. Boston: Allyn and Bacon. 1999.

Silverman, D. (2001). Interpreting qualitative data : methods for analysing talk, text, and interaction. London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif., Sage Publications.

Smagorinsky, P. (2005). Research on composition : multiple perspectives on two decades of change. New York, Teachers College Press.

Stanley, L. (1990). Feminist praxis: Research, theory, and epistemology in feminist sociology. London: Routledge.

Sullivan, Patricia, & Porter, James E. (1997). Opening Spaces: Writing Technologies and Critical Research Practices. Greenwich, CN: Ablex
and Computers and Composition.

Tate, G., A. Rupiper, et al. (2001). A guide to composition pedagogies. New York, Oxford University Press.

VanderStoep, Scott W., Deidre D. Johnson, Deidre D. (2009). Research Methods for Everyday Life: Blending Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches.

 Zeni, J. (2001). Ethical issues in practitioner research. New York, Teachers College Press.

Yin, Robert K. Case Study Research: Design and Methods (rev. ed.). Newbury Park, CA: Sage, 1994.

Young. R. E. (1978). Paradigms and problems: Needed research in rhetorical invention. In C.R. Cooper & L. Odell (Eds.), Research on composing: Points of departure (pp. 29-47). Urbana, IL: NCTE.