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.

Planning Applied Conversation Analysis Research

Chapter Focus

In this chapter, you will learn how to:

  • Perform a literature review of applied conversation analysis research.
  • Develop a research question for applied conversation analysis research.
  • Critically appreciate the iterative nature of applied conversation analysis research.
  • Assess the importance of a well-developed research proposal.
  • Recognize the value of keeping a research diary.
  • Appreciate the value and potential challenges of communicating with gatekeepers.

As you plan to undertake an applied conversation analysis (CA) research study, it is crucial that you make several practical decisions before you begin. The focus for this chapter is on the pertinent decisions you will face when planning your study. CA is an iterative qualitative approach that requires you to revisit your decisions regularly and make changes accordingly. It is thus important ...

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