Noël, Sylvie, and Jean-Marc Robert.. “Empirical Study on Collaborative Writing: What Do Co-authors Do, Use, and Like?” Computer Supported Cooperative Work: The Journal of Collaborative Computing 13.1 (2004): 63-89. Academic Search Complete. Web. 14 Sep. 2009
This article might make for an interesting replication microstudy, especially given the rise in popularity of collaborative authoring tools such as Google Docs. Noel and Robert found in their study that authors preferred email and individual word processors for collaboration; does the availability of free collaborative word processing change things?
Might mesh neatly with my secondary (?) research interest in “digital scholarship”–which collaboration plays a phat role in.