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.

Completing Transcription in Applied Conversation Analysis Research
Chapter Focus

In this chapter, you will learn how to:

  • Distinguish between the different types of transcription.
  • Define and apply the Jefferson method of transcription.
  • Recognize the symbols used in the Jefferson transcription system.
  • Recognize the process of transcribing multimodal interaction.
  • Evaluate the complexities of translating other languages into English.

If you are planning to undertake an applied conversation analysis (CA) research study, then the type of data you collect will be important. As we have noted earlier, applied CA researchers typically rely on naturally occurring data, such as recordings of events in institutional settings or online talk. Further, a great deal of applied CA research has relied on audio or video recordings of naturally occurring settings. For qualitative research more generally, it is ...

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