Applied Conversation Analysis
Social Interaction in Institutional Settings
- Jessica N. Lester - Indiana University Bloomington, USA
- Michelle O'Reilly - University of Leicester, UK, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, UK
Focusing on applied conversation analysis (CA), this timely book offers practical insights and guidelines for CA scholars studying social interactions in institutional settings. Written in an accessible style and packed with case studies, examples, activities, and practical tips, the book takes readers through the entire process of planning and carrying out an applied CA research study. By highlighting challenges, debates, and important questions, each chapter provides the theoretical foundation necessary for making informed decisions at every stage of a research project. The book is divided into three sections (context and planning, doing a project using conversation analysis, and disseminating your research) to mirror the research process.
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“Applied Conversation Analysis: Social Interaction in Institutional Settings is an accessible, informative, and thoughtful read that I imagine students of many backgrounds in CA and qualitative methods will find useful as they develop their research acumen.”
“This is an invaluable introduction to doing an applied Conversation Analysis project. It takes novice researchers through the key principles and methods of the approach in an engaging and sense-making way.”
Fantastic resource for diversifying critical discourse analysis and applying insight in CA.