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Survey to be taken by academics (10 questions)
NOTE: This survey is for tech comm academics (e.g., professors teaching TC in college). If you're a tech comm practitioner, take this survey instead: https://goo.gl/forms/tv1HxA9RlHxGJnoK2.

The following open-ended questions are designed to capture, in an unbiased way, the thoughts and attitudes that TC academics have towards TC practitioners as members of the same field. You can answer as many questions as you like. Your answers are anonymous. Trends in responses will be collected for a follow-up survey that will be administered in a more quantitative way.

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1. How do you think practitioners feel about academic research? Why do you think this?
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2. Do you think practitioners consult or use academic research when making workplace/professional decisions?
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3. Should more practitioners read academic journals? If so, which ones and why? If not, why not?
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4. Would you be willing to collaborate with practitioners on your next research project? Why or why not? What factors would determine your decision?
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5. Do you track who reads or cites your articles/publications? If so, do you know if practitioners are reading or using your articles/publications?
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6. Do you consider practitioners as a source of information/data when doing research? Why or why not? Explain.
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7. Are there things practitioners could do to help guide or influence your research? If yes, what are they? If no, why do you think this is the case?
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8. Before you started your last research project, did you consult with practitioners? If yes, why do you consult with them and what was the consultation like? If not, why not?
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9. Which is more important -- theoretical knowledge about best practices in technical communication, or technical expertise relating to tools, programming languages, and platforms? Do practitioners have good theoretical knowledge?
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10. Who is the audience for your research?
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Any other thoughts you want to share?
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