Examining How Composition Teachers Use Online Social Media to Support Scholarly Composing Tasks

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This dissertation research study investigates how scholars use social media to support scholarly composing tasks. The study's goal is to identify social media tactics that may be productively used for scholarly composing and can be introduced in undergraduate composition courses.

We seek participants who meet the following criteria:

Study participation entails the following:

Filling out the online survey will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Participating in the later, optional one-on-one interviews will take approximately 3 hours over the course of 3 interviews. Survey and interview participants will not be required to travel or incur expenses as a result of this study. Survey participants need not reveal their identity, and those who choose to reveal their identity will be referred to by pseudonym in the published data. Interview participants can choose to be identified by their real name or pseudonym in the published data.

Benefits of participation in this study:

There is no formal compensation for participating in this study, but it provides an opportunity to reflect on your use of social media as a scholar, to contribute to research that seeks to improve composition pedagogy, add to scholarly knowledge about how social media can support scholarly work, and earn the undying gratitude of a graduate student.

To participate in this study, please visit the online survey located at this link. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact investigator Jen Michaels at <>. Thanks!

This dissertation research is approved by the Institutional Review Board at The Ohio State University. This approval includes circulation of this Call for Participation via online channels, including linking to this call via email and through social media tools. If you know other composition scholars who may wish to participate in this research, please feel free to share this link: < >.