Analysing Talk in Educational Research is the go-to guide for all educational researchers collecting data in the form of talk. Offering practical and helpful approaches alongside explanations of relevant theories, it is a thorough yet concise guidebook providing all the advice necessary to effectively analyse talk data.
Examining talk analysis through the lens of three theoretical approaches – Systemic Functional Linguistics, Positioning Theory and Interpersonal Behaviour Theory – the book offers detailed summaries and analyses of these theories and also covers topics including:
- How to begin collecting talk data
- The ethical issues surrounding collecting talk data
- Appropriate strategies for transcription and coding
- Checking for trustworthiness and credibility of talk data.
Each chapter includes provocation exercises and illustrative examples, as well as links to websites and further reading suggestions to deepen understanding.
Guiding readers from the necessary practical considerations required during data collection through to final evaluations, Analysing Talk in Educational Research is essential reading for graduate students and academic researchers completing studies involving talk and looking for a quick and helpful introduction to the rigorous methods with which to analyse their data.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Methods for Collecting Talk Chapter 3: Systemic Functional Linguistics Chapter 4: Positioning Theory Chapter 5: Interpersonal Behaviour Theory Chapter 6: Trust and Credibility Chapter 7: Reader Check
Susan Rodrigues is an educational consultant.