Sociology Index

Conversational Analysis

Conversational analysis is also known as sequential analysis. Conversational analysis is one of three central themes that are the focus of ethnomethodology, the other two being mundane reasoning and membership categorization. Sociologists typically use conversational analysis as a resource to learn something of people's attitudes, the ways people's lives are structured and how people differ from each other in their values and assumptions.

Conversation Analysis researchers insist on the use of audio or video recordings of episodes of 'naturally occurring' interaction as their basic data. Conversation analysis is an approach to social interaction that grew out of sociology but connects in various ways to concerns in other fields including linguistics.

The term "Discourse Analysis" is much less clear than "conversation analysis." Conversation Analysis, a research tradition that grew out of ethnomethodology, has some unique methodological features. The term "conversation analysis" is now established as the name for a particular paradigm in the study of verbal interaction that was initiated in the 1960s by Harvey Sacks, with Emanuel Schegloff and Gail Jefferson.

Chatbot and Conversational Analysis to Promote Collaborative Learning in Distance Education
Antonio Justiniano Moraes Neto, Márcia Aparecida Fernandes. Abstract: This paper addresses this relevant issue and proposes a Conversational Agent, also known as Chatbot, that adopts the Conversational Analysis. In order to promote effective collaboration among students, and support teachers to act on it, the Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning precepts are also considered to propose and implement this educational technology.

The ethnomethodologist, on the other hand, treats talk or conversation as a topic to learn how ordinary members of society use properties of talk in order to do things with words. Conversation Analysis' research strategy as a solution to ethnomethodology's problem of the 'invisibility' of common sense and describe it in an idealized form as a seven step procedure. Conversation Analysis is a disciplined way of studying the local organization of interactional episodes, its unique methodological practice has enabled its practitioners to produce a mass of insights into the detailed procedural foundations of everyday life.

Doing Conversation Analysis (Introducing Qualitative Methods series). This Second Edition of Paul ten Have's now classic text on Doing Conversation Analysis has been substantially revised to bring the book up-to-date with the many changes that have occurred in Conversation Analysis over recent years. The book has a dual purpose: to introduce the reader to Conversation Analysis as a specific research approach in the human sciences, and to provide students and novice researchers with methodological and practical suggestions for actually doing Conversation Analysis research.

Methodological Issues In Conversation Analysis - by Paul ten Have.

Introduction - Interests and practices of Conversation Analysis - Most practitioners of Conversation Analysis tend to refrain, in their research reports, from extensive theoretical and methodological discussion. Conversation Analysis papers tend to be exclusively devoted to an empirically based discussion of specific analytic issues.

Conversation Analysis report will not generally have an a priori discussion of the literature to formulate hypotheses. Conversation Analysis may be conceived as a specific analytic trajectory which may be used to reach a specific kind of systematic insight in the ways in which members of society do interaction.

Conversation Analysis - Jack Sidnell, author of Conversation Analysis: An Introduction (2010), the editor of Conversation Analysis: Comparative Perspectives (2009) and co-editor (with Makoto Hayashi and Geoffrey Raymond) of Conversational Repair and Human Understanding (2013) and (with Tanya Stivers) of The Handbook of Conversation Analysis (2012).

Because interaction among humans is accomplished in large part through the medium of language, conversation analysis focuses primarily on talk-in-interaction. In this brief overview of the field I outline the basic methods and analytic techniques of this approach and review some of the major findings of the last forty years of research. I conclude with some discussion of the relationship between conversation analysis and linguistics.

Beyond mundane reason: Conversation analysis and context - Jenny Mandelbaum.