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Conditions for discovery through writing

Galbraith, David (1992) Conditions for discovery through writing Instructional Science, 21, (1-3), pp. 45-71. (doi:10.1007/BF00119655).

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This paper compares two contrasting conceptions of discovery through writing. The first - the classical position - claims that discovery is a consequence of planned rhetorical organisation. The second - the romantic position - claims that discovery is a consequence of the spontaneous spelling-out of ideas in continuous prose. An experiment is described in which two variables distinguishing between the positions are manipulated, and the effect on discovery is measured. The results support the romantic position. The implication of these findings, and the methods used, for computer-based writing are discussed.

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Published date: January 1992
Organisations: Southampton Education School


Local EPrints ID: 337503
ISSN: 0020-4277
PURE UUID: 33d98861-e8a6-4608-83f0-05197b1a6c65

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Date deposited: 27 Apr 2012 13:03
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:02

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Author: David Galbraith

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