Analyzing Group Interactions gives a comprehensive overview of the use of different methods for the analysis of group interactions. International experts from a range of different disciplines within the social sciences illustrate their step-by-step procedures of how they analyze interactions within groups and explain what kind of data and skills are needed to get started.
Each method is discussed in the same, structured manner, focusing on each method’s strengths and weaknesses, its applicability and requirements, and the precise workflow to "follow along" when analyzing group interactions with the respective method. The analyzing strategies covered in this book include ethnographical approaches, phenomenology, content analysis, documentary method, discourse analysis, grounded theory, social network analysis, quantitative ratings, and several triangulative and mixed-method research designs.
This volume is recommended for researchers at all levels that need guidance with the complex task of analyzing group interactions. The unified structure throughout the book facilitates comparison across the different methods and helps with deciding on the approach to be taken.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Analyzing Group Interactions Matthias Huber and Dominik E. Froehlich
Part I: Qualitative Analysis of Group Interactions
Chapter 2. Ethnographic Microanalysis Matthias Herrle
Chapter 3. Pedagogical-phenomenological Video Analysis Severin Sales Rödel
Chapter 4. Video-based Content Analysis Matthias Huber
Chapter 5. Documentary Method Julia Reischl and Thomas Plotz
Chapter 6. Discourse Analysis Michael Brandmayr
Chapter 7. Grounded Theory Andrea Schaffar
Part II: Mixed and Quantitative Analysis of Group Interactions
Chapter 8. Cross-sectional Social Network Analysis Mathias Mejeh
Chapter 9. The Combination of Critical Discourse Analysis and Social Network Analysis Suna Ryu
Chapter 10. Co-evolution Models of Longitudinally Measured Interactions Jasperina Brouwer and Dominik E. Froehlich
Chapter 11. Mixed Structural Group Interaction Analysis Dominik E. Froehlich and Femke van der Wilt
Chapter 12. Rating Conference Tina Hascher, Anja Winkler, and Noemi Casola
Chapter 13. Participate Mixed Methods Evaluation Claude Muller
Part III: Special Applications and Topics in Analyzing Group Interactions
Chapter 14. Photovoice Hannelore Reicher
Chapter 15. Ethnomethodological Reconstruction May Jehle
Chapter 16. Dialogical Ethnography Martina Cabra
Chapter 17. Combining the Documentary Method and the Narrative-structural Method Alexander Schmoelz
Chapter 18. Tavistock Observation Kathrin Trunkenpolz
Chapter 19. Mutual Affordances of Data Types and Analytical Approaches Man Ching Esther Chan and David Clarke
List of Contributors
Matthias Huber is a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Teacher Education and at the Department of Education at the University of Vienna. His research focuses on education and emotion, educational trajectories, school development, teacher education, and mixed methods.
Dominik E. Froehlich is a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Teaching Education and the Department of Education at the University of Vienna. His research focuses on mixed methods, social network analysis, and learning in the workplace.