Network Sense

Methods for Visualizing a Discipline

by Derek Mueller

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Book Description

In this offers a methodological response to recent efforts by scholars in rhetoric and composition/writing studies to account for patterns indicative of the discipline's maturation. Influenced by work on distant reading and thin description, this monograph attends to forms of knowledge newly available via computationally mined, aggregated data from large collections of texts, which is then used to build experimental models for discerning non-obvious relationships. By shedding light on large-scale patterns, the models promote what Mueller refers to as a network sense of the field, which regards these as crucial structures of participation for orienting newcomers to the shifting terrain of disciplinary knowledge and for sustaining a generalist's wherewithal in the midst of a growing archive of increasingly specialized scholarship.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Methods for Visualizing Disciplinary Patterns
 
Chapter 2
Patterned Images of a Discipline: Database, Scale, Pattern
 
Chapter 3
Turn Spotting: The Discipline as a Confluence of Words
 
Chapter 4
The Thin, Long Tail of Citation Frequency
 
Chapter 5
Emplaced Disciplinary Networks: Toward an Atlas of Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies
 
Chapter 6
Network Sense: Patterned Connections Across a Maturing Discipline
 

Book Details

Publisher
WAC Clearinghouse
Published
2017
Pages
206
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9781607328629
ISBN10
1607328623
ISBN13 Digital
9781642150124
ISBN10 Digital
1642150126
PDF Size
15.2 MB
License
CC BY-NC-ND

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