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The Debate Authors Working Group Model for Collaborative Knowledge Production in Forensics Scholarship

Mitchell, GR and Woods, CS and Brigham, M and English, E and Morrison, CE and Rief, J (2010) The Debate Authors Working Group Model for Collaborative Knowledge Production in Forensics Scholarship. Argumentation and Advocacy, 47 (1). 1 - 24. ISSN 1051-1431

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The disconnect between modes of knowledge production in forensics (mostly collaborative) and academic study in the humanities (mostly solo work) is a chasm that can complicate the transition from tournament competitor to professional scholar. Might arrangements that promote joint authorship help harmonize the two modes of knowledge production and convert creative energy from the forensics setting to the academic publishing enterprise? This essay considers the possibility, reflecting on how efforts to coordinate collaborative knowledge production in debate authors working groups relate to professional development challenges isolated in the 1974 Sedalia Conference, the 1984 National Developmental Conference on Forensics, the 1993 Quail Roost Caucus, and the 2009 National Developmental Conference on Debate. The analysis sheds light on issues of perennial importance for the forensics community and also contributes understanding of how recent technological and sociological trends portend changes in the process of knowledge production for the academy writ large.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Mitchell, GRgordonm@pitt.eduGORDONM
Woods, CS
Brigham, M
English, E
Morrison, CE
Rief, J
Centers: University Centers > University Center for International Studies (UCIS)
Date: 1 January 2010
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: Argumentation and Advocacy
Volume: 47
Number: 1
Page Range: 1 - 24
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1080/00028533.2010.11821734
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Communication: Rhetoric and Communication
School of Medicine > Clinical and Translational Science
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1051-1431
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2012 21:11
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2021 02:55


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