Data mining: A hybrid methodology for complex and dynamic research

Susan Lang, Craig Baehr

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This article provides an overview of the ways in which data and text mining have potential as research methodologies in composition studies. It introduces data mining in the context of the field of composition studies and discusses ways in which this methodology can complement and extend our existing research practices by blending the best of what technology and researchers have to offer. The authors examine a process model for data mining, discuss benefits and liabilities, and link to increased calls for accountability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)172-194
Number of pages23
JournalCollege Composition and Communication
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 2012


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