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Discourse as Data

A Guide for Analysis


Other Titles:
Discourse Analysis

© 2001 | 344 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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`A highly effective introduction which gives readers a clear sense of how to analyze discourse data and then employ the analytic approaches in their own research' - David Silverman, Goldsmith's College, University of London

This workbook will be invaluable for students across the social sciences who need to learn how to analyze discourse. Using a step-by-step approach, students are introduced to the principal range of methods for analyzing different types of text, taken through key analytic concepts, offered specimen analyses and given the opportunity to try out analytic concepts on new data.

Discourse as Data is organized around eight chapters, six of which are related to the domains covered in the Reader, and top and tailed by two chapters which set up common methodological issues in discourse research relevant to all approaches (such as transcription and the application and the critical evaluation of discourse research).

Though the text will be a perfect companion to the simultaneously published Reader, its broad coverage, combined with didactic, practical guidance should make this important reading for any student or researcher wishing to learn more about discourse analysis.

This book will be ideal as a teaching tool, and an invaluable aid on discourse analysis courses, which have a practical content, most notably within the fields of psychology, cultural and media studies, sociology and linguistics.

This book is a course reader for The Open University course Discourse Analysis (D843).

Stephanie Taylor
Locating and Conducting Discourse Analytic Research
Robin Wooffitt
Researching Psychic Practitioners
Conversation Analysis  
Simeon J Yates
Researching Internet Interaction
Sociolinguistics and Corpus Analysis  
Mary Horton-Salway
The Construction of M.E.
The Discursive Action Model  
Nigel Edley
Analyisng Masculinty
Interpreting Repertoires, Ideological Dilemmas and Subject Positions  
Norman Fairclough
The Discourse of New Labour
Critical Discourse Analysis  
Jean Carabine
Unmarried Motherhood 1830-1990
A Genealogical Analysis  
Stephanie Taylor
Evaluating and Applying Discourse Analytic Research

`A highly effective introduction which gives readers a clear sense of how to analyze discourse data and then employ the analytic approaches in their own research' - David Silverman, Goldsmith College, University of London


This book is a wonderful teaching tool that gives an in-depth insight into principles and practice of conducting a discourse analysis. It will also be very useful for our dissertation students who are using discourse analysis in their research.

Dr Martina Topic
Leeds Business School, Leeds Beckett University
April 28, 2015

Useful if looking at analysing text covering subject areas such as intertextuality, and social theory.

Miss Louise Kay
Department of Education, Huddersfield University
January 18, 2015

Excellent textbook for all interested in this aspect of research

Ms Louise O'Boyle
School of Art and Design, Ulster University
March 31, 2014

Excellent explanation of how to undertake discourse research, simple explanations and easy to follow. Comprehensive explanations incorporating a range of data from different sources. Could be used so that student can develop good quality research and follow good practice, this book gives great insight into the world of discourse research

Mrs Louise Atkins
School of Education & Training, Greenwich University
February 27, 2014

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