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.

Disseminating Applied Conversation Analysis Research
Chapter Focus

In this chapter, you will learn how to:

  • Recognize the reasons for disseminating an applied conversation analysis research study.
  • Evaluate the ethical implications of dissemination.
  • Describe the process of publishing in journals.
  • Describe the process of preparing and defending a thesis or dissertation.
  • Recognize what is involved in presenting at a conference.
  • Evaluate the benefits of using the Internet for dissemination.

A central aspect of any academic endeavor is writing up and sharing your research. The process of sharing your work requires several important considerations, from who your primary audience is to your overall purpose in writing or presenting, among many other considerations. Your primary audience, for instance, may be (in the near term) the members of your thesis or dissertation committee, and/or may include ...

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