Guruk And Lannon's Technical Communication: Research And Documentation Quiz

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Do you know anything about technical communication research and documentation? Technical communication is a means to deliver scientific, engineering, or other technical information. Individuals in a variety of contexts and with varied professionals’ credentials participate in technical communication. Some people are designated as technical communicators and or technical writers. If you are looking for information on technical communication, look no further than this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Expert testimony usually offers a reliable “final word.”
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Explain why expert testimony doesn't necessarily offer a reliable “final word.”
  • 3. 
    Web pages usually are dependable sources for information that offer both quality and timeliness.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Explain why Web pages are not necessarily dependable, quality, and timely sources for information.
  • 5. 
    Direct observation is the surest way to eliminate bias in research.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Explain why direct observation does not necessarily eliminate bias.
  • 7. 
    Indicators of quality for a website include all of the following except
    • A. 

      Links to reputable sites

    • B. 

      Material that has been peer reviewed

    • C. 

      Options for contacting the author

    • D. 

      Presentations that include multimedia components

    • E. 

      Objective coverage

  • 8. 
    What are the differences between a bottom-up medium and a top-down medium? Give an example of each.
  • 9. 
    When should you use documentation (MLA, APA or other standards)?
  • 10. 
    Why do some disciplines prefer APA over MLA documentation?
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