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Discourse as Data

Discourse as Data
A Guide for Analysis

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Discourse Analysis

March 2001 | 344 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`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

The data is more qualitative than quantitative. I was hoping to see the quantifying discourse data.

Dr Byung-In Seo
Ed Leadership Curric Fdnt Dept, Chicago State University
April 3, 2016

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

The focus of this book is concerned with the practicalities of analysing empirical data and the techniques used in discourse analysis. The main aim of this book is to illustrate how to do discourse analysis of people’s: dialogue in interviews, every day conversation and social interaction, as well as text in historical documents and records. This text consists of eight well laid out chapters comprising of examples of transcripts and codification schemes used in actual research projects. Each chapter contains a useful end of chapter reference section for the reader to easily follow up references. The subjects covered in this book are: conversation analysis, sociolinguistics and corpus analysis, discursive action models, interpretative repertories, ideological and subject positions to consider, critical discourse analysis, genealogical analysis, as well as, how to evaluate and apply discourse analytic research. This book is recommended for anyone seeking to undertake qualitative research involving discourse analysis as a means to analyse and generate empirical data.

Mr Gary McKenna
School of Computing, University of the West of Scotland
April 26, 2012

This is an excellent book it is clear and concise and the chapters providing illustrative examples are varied and of high quality. The methodology however is too specialised for our general student needs.

Community Youth Work, Ulster University
August 20, 2011

An excellent text for those engaging in this discourse analysis

Mrs Joanne Atkinson
Health community and Education Studies, Northumbria University
April 27, 2011

This book is a very good addition to the more general reading, and I believe that it will benefit students in understanding key aspects with regard to Discourse psychology, feminism and other topics addressed in the course.

Dr Anke Franz
Applied Social Sciences, Canterbury Christ Church University
May 4, 2010

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