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|Full Title:||Interactional Dynamics in Research Interviews|
|Short Title:||‘Tell me all about it’|
|Start Date:||26-Jul-2015 - 31-Jul-2015|
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|Meeting Description:||‘Tell me all about it’: Interactional dynamics in research interviews
Valerie Williams, Kathryn Roulston
Conversation analysis addresses itself to the ‘mundane’ in everyday talk, and has taken pains to unpick the regularities in naturally occurring data, distinguishing that from the contrived data in research interviews. However, from the start of the CA project there has been a parallel interest in analysing the research interview as a site of active meaning making (Baker, 1997; Silverman, 1973; Williams, 2011; see Roulston, 2006 for an overview). As van den Berg et al (2001: 1) put it: ‘The empirical data of social research are predominantly products of specific discursive practices’. Some CA analysis has addressed itself to the troubles in structured, survey-type interviews (Suchman & Jordan, 1990; Antaki et al., 2002). By contrast, much of the in-depth qualitative interviewing that describes itself as ‘semi-structured’ or narrative, aims to open up and listen to the participant on their own terms. As Widdicombe and Wooffitt (2006) suggest, much of what goes on in a research interview depends on the tacit understanding each participant has of the expectations on them to ask and answer questions.
|Linguistic Subfield:||Pragmatics; Discourse Analysis|
| This is a session of the following meeting:
14th International Pragmatics Conference
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