Different Kinds of Research
  • Introduction
  • Choosing a Site Partner
  • Meeting with a Site Partner
  • Researching the Site Partner's Field
  • Understanding the Audience

    Understanding the site partnerís work is important, but it is also important to know the site partnerís target audience. First and foremost, any shareholder in the site partnerís work should be considered a potential reader. The site partner should know what readers they are interested in targeting. To determine the rhetorical context for a specific audience, it is helpful to look at articles similar to those the site partner wants written. Documents directed at the same group that the site partner wants to reach are very useful for determining the style of writing and level of complexity that meets the audiencesí needs. These articles could be obtained from the site partner or from a journal or publication (either recommended by your site partner or located by alternate means). The better you understand your target audience, the more effective your writing will be.

  • Interviewing Your Site Partner
  • Interviews with Other People
  • Conclusions
Research Methods