Discourse as Data: A Guide for Analysis

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Margaret Wetherell, Stephanie Taylor, Simeon J Yates
SAGE Publications, May 25, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 338 pages
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).

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About the author (2001)

Margaret Wetherell is Professor of Social Psychology at the Open University, UK and Director of the Economic and Social Research Council Programme on Identities and Social Action.

Stephanie Taylor is a senior lecturer in Social Psychology at the Open University, UK. Her research investigates a complex gendered subject and contemporary identification, including identities of creativity and work. She has also written extensively on discourse analysis and qualitative research. Her books include What Is Discourse Analysis? (Bloomsbury, 2013), Contemporary Identities of Creativity and Creative Work, with Karen Littleton (Ashgate, 2012), and Narratives of Identity and Place (Routledge, 2010). She is a coeditor, with Susan Luckman, of the 2018 Palgrave Macmillan collection The New Normal of Working Lives: Critical Studies in Contemporary Work and Employment. She is originally from New Zealand and now lives in the UK.

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