Be sure to pay attention to the Guidelines on “Researching a topic” on page 83 and the table on “Choosing Appropriate Research Techniques” on pages 84–85.
Conducting Primary Research
There are seven kinds of primary research that are frequently used in workplace writing projects:
- Observations and demonstrations
- Field Research
The details on each of these kinds of research can help you decide what strategies to pursue as you work on your projects for this course. Interviews are particularly popular with tech writing students, who ask friends and coworkers about the writing they do.
After reading the chapter, complete the reading quiz in Canvas for Chapter 5.
Photo: Army scientists energize battery research by U.S. Army RDECOM, on Flickr