By John R. Hayes, Richard E. Young, Michele L. Matchett, Maggie McCaffrey, Cynthia Cochran, Thomas Hajduk
• to provide models and critical methods designed to improve the reading of scientific discourse
• to provide models of effective research designs and projects appropriate to those learning to do empirical research in rhetoric.
Aiming to cultivate new attitudes toward empirical research, this volume encourages an appreciation of the rhetorical tradition that informs the production and critical reading of empirical studies. The book should also reinforce a slowly growing realization in English studies that empirical methods are not inherently alien to the humanities, rather that methods extend the power of humanist researchers trying to solve the problems of their discipline.
- Hillsdale, NJ