Introduction to Conversation Analysis

This week's guest blogger is Dr. Donna Governor, who have created a screencast that introduces conversation analysis. Dr. Governor is an assistant professor in the Middle Grades, Secondary and Science Education Department at the University of North Georgia. Her research interests are preservice teacher education, STEM education, informal science education. To view, click here: Introduction … Continue reading Introduction to Conversation Analysis

What is applied conversation analysis?

Jessica Lester and Michelle O’Reilly’s new book, Applied Conversation Analysis: Social Interaction in Institutional Settings (Lester & O'Reilly, 2019), provides a guide to how to design, conduct, and present findings using this approach. But first, a little historical background…. Harvey Sacks (1935-1975) met Harold Garfinkel (1917-2011), a sociologist and originator of “ethnomethodology” (EM)   at Harvard … Continue reading What is applied conversation analysis?