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Applied Conversation Analysis

Applied Conversation Analysis
Social Interaction in Institutional Settings

May 2018 | 312 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

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.

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Chapter 1. Introducing Conversation Analysis
Chapter 2. Examining the Basic Principles of Conversation Analysis
Chapter 3. Planning Applied Conversation Analysis Research
Chapter 4. Engaging With the Ethics of Doing Research in Institutional Settings
Chapter 5. Planning and Preparing for Data Collection in Applied Conversation Analysis Research
Chapter 6. Completing Transcription in Applied Conversation Analysis Research
Chapter 7. Analyzing Data in Applied Conversation Analysis Research
Chapter 8. Using Digital Tools to Support Applied Conversation Analysis Research
Chapter 9. Establishing Quality in Applied Conversation Analysis Research
Chapter 10. Doing Applied Conversation Analysis Research in an Evidence-Based World
Chapter 11. Disseminating Applied Conversation Analysis Research
Chapter 12. Considering Empirical Examples of Applied Conversation Analysis Research and Future Directions

Applied Conversation Analysis: Social Interaction in Institutional Settings is an accessible, informative, and thoughtful read that I imagine students of many backgrounds in CA and qualitative methods will find useful as they develop their research acumen.”

Kate Anderson
Arizona State University

“This is an invaluable introduction to doing an applied Conversation Analysis project. It takes novice researchers through the key principles and methods of the approach in an engaging and sense-making way.” 

Michelle Lefevre
University of Sussex

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Jessica Nina Lester

Jessica Nina Lester, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Inquiry Methodology (Qualitative Research) in the School of Education at Indiana University, Bloomington. Dr. Lester has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, as well as numerous books and book chapters focused on discourse and conversation analysis, disability studies, and more general concerns related to qualitative research. She is a co-author of the first edition of Digital Tools for Qualitative Research, published with SAGE. She has also co-edited a book focused on performance ethnographies (Peter Lang, 2013) and is currently co-authoring a book focused on applied... More About Author

Michelle O'Reilly

Dr. Michelle O’Reilly is an associate professor at the University of Leicester and a research consultant for Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust. Michelle has a range of research interests including child mental health, neurodevelopmental conditions, family therapy, and research ethics. Michelle has published a range of articles focusing on children and mental health, including a handbook of child mental health with Palgrave. Working with clinical professionals has allowed for practical application of the work. Additionally, Michelle is a qualitative methodologist with a range of specialist areas including discourse and conversation... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781506351261