1st Edition

Analysing Talk in Educational Research

ISBN 9780367487911
Published February 25, 2020 by Routledge
86 Pages

USD $49.95

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Book Description

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

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Susan Rodrigues is an educational consultant.