Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

1988

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

English

First Advisor

Caral S. David

Second Advisor

P. M. Keith

Third Advisor

P. M. Keith

Abstract

In this thesis, I examine the academic counterpart of the business-oriented usability test. I examine user protocols. Much literature has been written on protocols as a tool for understanding what goes on in the mind of the writer. For my thesis, however, I am not concerned with protocols in this traditional sense. I am interested in using protocols, more specifically "user" protocols, for getting at what goes on in the minds of users when they use documents to complete tasks. I am concerned with user protocols as a tool for teaching students audience awareness, and for bridging the gap between audiences that are addressed and audiences that are invoked.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-5916

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu

Copyright Owner

Iowa State University

Language

en

Date Available

August 27, 2013

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

77 pages

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