Postgraduate Course: Discourse Analysis/ Conversation Analysis (PGSP11125)
|School||School of Social and Political Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This is a course in specific qualitative techniques for the analysis of speech in interaction.
The course is designed to complement, expand and specify the range of analytical skills, theoretical and methodological understandings provided by the existing core research skills courses, to provide the necessary skills for students working with speech data, to teach students how to gather naturally occurring speech data, how to process and analyze them, and how to integrate the results of the analyses in broader theoretical perspectives.
The course combines theoretical foundations with methodological perspectives and technical exercises, aiming at training students in the concrete uses of speech data in social science research.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
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| By the end of the course students will:
Have an understanding of the theoretical perspectives on speech as a basic form of social interaction
Have acquired the skills for the collection of naturally occurring speech data
and the skills for processing such data.
Have learned how to analyze the formal properties of speech in interaction, as well as the content of speech
Have acquired the skills for concrete speech analyses
Have acquired the understanding required by the integration of analytical results in broader theoretical frames.
Have produced a research report based on their own speech data collection, processing, and analysis
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Alex Preda
Tel: (0131 6)50 4052
|Course secretary||Mrs Gillian Macdonald
Tel: (0131 6)51 3244