ATTW 2018 Research Workshops

ATTW 2018 Research Methods Workshops
March 13, 2018 1:30-5:30
Scholarships Available!

The Research Methods Workshops are an initiative of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW) aimed at providing an opportunity for those entering the profession and those less trained in research to develop more sophisticated research skills.

This year, ATTW is sponsoring two Research Methods Workshops:

  • Tiane Donahue, Dartmouth College Institute for Writing and Rhetoric and Université de Lille, France, on Analyzing Cross-cultural Data in an International Context, and
  • Cheryl Geisler, Simon Fraser University, on Coding Language Reliably.

These two half-day workshops will be held in The Reardon Convention Center in Kansas City, Kansas on Tuesday afternoon, March 13, 1:30-5:30.  This is the first day of the ATTW conference (March 13-14) and the day before the CCCC conference (March 14-17).

Each workshop focuses on a methodology for data analysis and is designed to help researchers devise and try out an analytic approach. Analyzing Cross-cultural Data in an International Context, with Tiane Donahue focuses on planning and completing a qualitative analysis of cross-cultural data.  Coding Language Reliably with Cheryl Geisler focuses on measuring and improving the agreement between coders.  Complete descriptions of these workshops can be found at:



Registration for each workshop is $100.  Ten scholarships of $200 each are available to graduate students to defray the cost of the workshop and hotel.

Participation in these workshops is awarded on a competitive basis and constitutes a place on the ATTW program.

To apply for a place in one of these workshops, download and complete the application form found at

Application Form:

The deadline for applications has been extended January 30, 2018 and acceptances will be emailed to you by Feb 2.

Questions about these workshops can be directed to Cheryl Geisler (, Chair of the ATTW Committee on Research.