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.

Analyzing Data in Applied Conversation Analysis Research
Chapter Focus

In this chapter, you will learn how to:

  • Describe the different stages of engaging in an applied conversation analysis.
  • Recognize the importance of planning and preparing for analysis.
  • Recognize the stages of undertaking an analysis.
  • Appreciate the importance of data sessions.
  • Consider the place of coding in conversation analysis research.

In Chapter 2, we outlined some of the key principles of doing conversation analysis (CA) and provided an overview of why these are important for carrying out this type of research. It is important to revisit these principles in learning about how to complete the practical steps of analysis, as they are central to this process. Indeed, the foundational principles of CA underpin the framework for doing analysis; therefore, we encourage you ...

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