My current research projects are as follows:
Learning Transfer Lifespan Writing Project
Started in 2010, my longitudinal writing transfer and writing development project is entering its 10th year of data collection. I followed 13 participants until one-year past graduation (for many students, 6-8 years total in the study). I continue to work with my final two participants who are completing a Ph.D. and entering residency in medical school. Data collected includes interviews and writing samples collected at regular intervals (currently, 272 writing samples and 92 interviews over 10 years). I have published and worked on this project with my graduate research assistants at IUP. Publications surrounding this project include:
Driscoll, D. L. & Jin, D. (2018). The box under the bed: Learner epistemologies and writing transfer. Across the Disciplines, Vol 15. https://wac.colostate.edu/docs/atd/articles/driscoll-jin2018.pdf
Driscoll, D. L.
Driscoll, D. L. (2014). Clashing values: A longitudinal study of student beliefs of general education, vocationalism, and transfer of learning. Teaching and Learning Inquiry Vol. 2.1. pp. 21-37. DOI: 10.2979/teachlearninqu.2.1.21
And multiple pieces under review as well as a book manuscript.
Self-Sponsored Writing Project
As part of the Elon University Seminar on Writing Beyond the University, I am working on a team of five researchers to study self-sponsored writing, that is, writing that takes place for non-work and non-school contexts. Data collection includes a survey, original writing samples, and text-based interviews. We are collecting data on the project in Fall 2019 and Spring 2020. My co-authors are: Andrea Efthymiou, Hofstra University; Heather Lindenman, Elon University; Jennifer Reid, Marquette University; and Matthew Pavich, Georgetown University.
Box Under the Bed – CCCC Grant Funded Project
Funded by a CCCC Research Initiative Grant, the “Box Under the Bed” project seeks to replicate and extend Bergmann and
Academic Writing Expertise Project
The Academic Writing Expertise project focuses on developing a deeper understanding