This document breaks down the research questions, methods, analysis, and conclusion of five different WAC studies between 2011 and 2016. This quick-guide is meant to provide an overview of the kinds of questions you might ask as a WAC researcher, what kinds of methods answer those questions, and what kind of conclusions can be drawn based on the data analysis.
Doing quantitative research requires knocking down cliches, inaccuracies, and misunderstandings about using numbers to understand writing. Simply put, quantitative research sets up a specific kind of argument and answers specific kinds of questions that cannot necessarily be answered with qualitative methods.
The purpose of this webinar is to discuss and analyze what kinds of research questions in WAC can be answered most effectively with quantitative designs. As a result, this webinar should give ideas on how to set up and where to find resources for new quantitative studies in WAC, composition, and writing studies generally.
Watch the screencast of this webinar in the two videos below, or you can access the slides here!