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.

Considering Empirical Examples of Applied Conversation Analysis Research and Future Directions

Chapter Focus

In this chapter, you will learn how to:

  • Critically assess the value of conversation analysis research for practice.
  • Recognize the key issues discussed in this book.
  • Explore future directions of applied conversation analysis.

Throughout the book, we have provided you with practical ideas and tools for carrying out an applied conversation analysis (CA) study in a theoretically and methodologically grounded way. Notably, we have emphasized the importance of being reflexive and ethical while attending carefully to how you might go about generating a quality applied CA research study. To illustrate these points, we have provided you with examples and definitions to explicate core concepts and processes in this type of research. Although we have separated out ...

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