Is there a discipline that deals with analyzing methods, especially regarding comms among scholars?

or depts might deal with this. After briefly looking at "technical communication", it seems to deal with 'known' material and how to effectively communicate such, not with realms of that are still quite open for .

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@bthall Why sort of results are you hoping to find or things you're hoping to examine? My initial thought is discourse analysis-related approaches because it's such a swiss army knife method for analyzing interactions.

I also think I've read a few studies which used academic listservs as their data set, too.

@Dialectrical The key thing that I'm interested in examining is how to go about constructing and structuring papers in which one presents early-stage formulations of a problem, such that those formulations may be used but nevertheless critiqued — not taken as being the ultimate formulation of the problem.

In typing this out I think I understand what I'm looking for better and how to go about this. *Embarrassed laugh*

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