Editing Tests Needed for Research Study - Second Request

Subject: Editing Tests Needed for Research Study - Second Request
From: "Boettger, Ryan" <Ryan -dot- Boettger -at- unt -dot- edu>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2010 17:42:54 -0500

Dear Technical Editors and Writers,

Thank you all for your help regarding my first request for editing tests used to screen prospective employees.

I am analyzing these tests for the types and frequencies of errors and then comparing them to existing research on errors that college students make in their writing. Many of you have asked me to provide a summary of my results. Prior to the article's publication, I will be sure to update this list with those details and answer any additional questions you might have.

I have now collected 40+ tests. I am still hoping to expand my data sample.

If you would like to participate, or have any leads on companies that might like to participate, please send me a copy of your test and answer key (if available) as well as the state and primary industry of your company (such as "Texas, travel"). This study will not disclose company names or any examples from the tests themselves--my results will just present an anonymous comparison of the types of errors. I am also happy to sign a non-disclosure agreement to further protect the integrity of your company's test.

Please feel free to email me at ryan -dot- boettger -at- unt -dot- edu with any questions. My study complies with the research regulations outlined by the University of North Texas' Institutional Review Board.

Thank you,


Ryan Boettger, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Linguistics & Technical Communication

University of North Texas

1155 Union Circle #305298

Denton, Texas 76203

940.565.4458 (TEL)

940.369.8652 (FAX)



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