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Applied Conversation Analysis


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Preface Acknowledgments About the Authors PART I. CONTEXT AND PLANNING Chapter 1. Introducing Conversation Analysis Chapter 2. Examining the Basic Principles of Conversation Analysis Chapter 3. Planning Applied Conversation Analysis Research Chapter 4. Engaging With the Ethics of Doing Research in Institutional Settings PART II. DOING A PROJECT USING APPLIED CONVERSATION ANALYSIS Chapter 5. Planning and Preparing for Data Collection in Applied Conversation Analysis Research Chapter 6. Completing Transcription in Applied Conversation Analysis Research Chapter 7. Analyzing Data in Applied Conversation Analysis Research Chapter 8. Using Digital Tools to Support Applied Conversation Analysis Research Chapter 9. Establishing Quality in Applied Conversation Analysis Research PART III. DISSEMINATING YOUR WORK Chapter 10. Doing Applied Conversation Analysis Research in an Evidence-Based World Chapter 11. Disseminating Applied Conversation Analysis Research Chapter 12. Considering Empirical Examples of Applied Conversation Analysis Research and Future Directions References Index

About the Author

Jessica Nina Lester, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Inquiry Methodology (Qualitative Research) in the School of Education at Indiana University, Bloomington. Dr. Lester has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, as well as numerous books and book chapters focused on discourse and conversation analysis, disability studies, and more general concerns related to qualitative research. She is a co-author of the first edition of Digital Tools for Qualitative Research, published with SAGE. She has also co-edited a book focused on performance ethnographies (Peter Lang, 2013) and is currently co-authoring a book focused on applied conversation analysis with SAGE. More recently, Dr. Lester co-authored a research methods textbook with SAGE (An introduction to educational research: Connecting methods to practice) and served as the co-editor of The Palgrave handbook of child mental health: Discourse and conversation studies and The Palgrave handbook of adult mental health: Discourse and conversation studies. She is a founding member of the Microanalysis of Online Data international network, the Associate Director of the Conversation Analysis Research in Autism group at the University of Leicester, UK, and the former co-program chair and current chair of the Qualitative Research Special Interest Group (AERA). In 2014, Dr. Lester received AERA's Division D's Early Career Award in Measurement and Research Methodology (Qualitative Methodology) and has also won several teaching awards at Indiana University. She has most recently published in journals such as Qualitative Inquiry, Qualitative Research, and Discourse Studies. Dr. Michelle O'Reilly is an associate professor at the University of Leicester and a research consultant for Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust. Michelle has a range of research interests including child mental health, neurodevelopmental conditions, family therapy, and research ethics. Michelle has published a range of articles focusing on children and mental health, including a handbook of child mental health with Palgrave. Working with clinical professionals has allowed for practical application of the work. Additionally, Michelle is a qualitative methodologist with a range of specialist areas including discourse and conversation analysis, doing research with children, and research ethics. Michelle has published a range of papers, books, and conference presentations in this area, including a book with SAGE on interviewing children and young people, and a book with SAGE on doing research with children.


"Applied Conversation Analysis: Social Interaction in Institutional Settings is an accessible, informative, and thoughtful read that I imagine students of many backgrounds in CA and qualitative methods will find useful as they develop their research acumen."
-- Kate Anderson

"This is an invaluable introduction to doing an applied Conversation Analysis project. It takes novice researchers through the key principles and methods of the approach in an engaging and sense-making way."

-- Michelle Lefevre

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