#English or #rhetoric 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 #theory that are still quite open for #critique.
@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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