What is qualitative secondary analysis? How can it be most effectively applied in social research? This timely and accomplished book offers readers a well informed, reliable guide to all aspects of qualitative secondary analysis. The book: Defines secondary analysis. Distinguishes between quantitative and qualitative secondary analysis. Maps the main types of qualitative secondary analysis. Covers the key ethical and legal issues. Offers a practical guide to effective research. Sets the agenda for future developments in the subject. Written by an experienced researcher and teacher with a background in sociology, the book is a comprehensive and invaluable introduction to this growing field of social research.

Ethnomethodology and Conversational Analysis

Ethnomethodology and conversational analysis are schools of sociology which focus on the mechanisms by which people use commonsense knowledge in structuring their day-to-day encounters to construct shared meanings and social order from their conversations and interactions.

Section Outline: Ethnomethodology and ethnography. Interaction: what we bring to it and how we make sense of the world. Origins of ethnomethodology in Husserl and Schutz's phenomenology and collective typifications. Garfinkel: commonsense and making sense of experiences. Reflexivity. Breaching experiments. Conversational analysis. Rigorous analysis of natural talk. Ethnomethodological ethnography: Cicourel. Examples: train drivers; text of talking about ill health.

We have included ethnomethodology as a key concept, although it is not a research method in itself. However, it is an important sub-field of sociology, with a research ...

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