Racial methodologies for composition studies: Reflecting on theories of race in writing assessment research

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Abstract

We need, I argue, racial methodologies for our research in composition studies but more particularly writing assessment. An attention to the ways race functions in and is produced by our research methods is absent in most of the published research in writing assessment. To illustrate, I compare three writing assessment research projects, an early quantitative one on writing placement scores by Edward M. White and Leon Thomas that considers race, a recent qualitative project by Cathy Spidell and William H. Thelin that considers student reactions to grading contracts, and the quantitative portion of a research project I currently conduct on grading contracts. Then I suggest ways that racial methodologies are needed and may be used in future research. Copyright

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWriting Studies Research in Practice
Subtitle of host publicationMethods and Methodologies
PublisherSouthern Illinois University Press
Pages125-139
Number of pages15
Volume9780809331154
ISBN (Electronic)9780809331154
ISBN (Print)0809331144, 9780809331147
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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    Inoue, A. B. (2012). Racial methodologies for composition studies: Reflecting on theories of race in writing assessment research. In Writing Studies Research in Practice: Methods and Methodologies (Vol. 9780809331154, pp. 125-139). Southern Illinois University Press.