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classroom discourse data

Date Submitted: 13-Sep-2004
From: Kristopher LaGreca
Subject: classroom discourse data
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Institution/Organization: California State University, Sacramento

Notice: Hello all! I am a graduate student at CSU, Sacramento and was hoping someone could help me locate a resource for my thesis. I’m looking to analyze recorded classroom dialog from a public high school classroom.

I am researching how teachers through discourse invoke critical thinking in students. In an effort to minimize expenses and frustration, I’m interested in obtaining pre-recorded classroom audio gathered for a previous research project. I am more than willing to transcribe the data or assist a researcher in any way on their project as a gesture of cooperation.

Any leads or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Kristopher LaGreca
Communication Studies, CSUS