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.

Doing Applied Conversation Analysis Research in an Evidence-Based World
Chapter Focus

In this chapter, you will learn how to:

  • Describe what is meant by evidence in research terms.
  • Appreciate the history of evidence-based practice.
  • Evaluate the value of qualitative evidence.
  • Critically assess the notion of evidence hierarchies.
  • Evaluate the relevance of evidence arguments for applied conversation analysis research.

The term evidence-based practice is relevant to applied researchers. Yet it is a relatively new concept in relation to the field of research, and one that has only recently begun to impact researchers who practice applied conversation analysis (CA). In a modern society, there has been a consistent drive to ensure that research in most fields has some applicability to the practice/field in which that research is conducted. More recently, there has been ...

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