Friday, January 26, 2018 - 09:30 to 17:00
Rik Medlik Building, Stag Hill Campus, University of Surrey, Guildford, GU2 7XH
The course introduces participants to discourse analysis starting from the philosophical underpinnings of the method, presenting and discussing different approaches to discourse analysis, main principles and key literature on it and finally engaging with analytic tools, examples and hands-on analysis.
The course has a dual aim: to introduce participants to discourse analysis as a qualitative method in the service of analysing qualitative data (discourse) method to analyse and also to discuss the approach to discourse analysis as a paradigm. In this way, the course is a workshop focused on the analysis of discourse and also an opportunity for participants to consider the(ir) reasons and assumptions if they were to employ discursive approaches to their research.
Maria Xenitidou is a research fellow based in the department of sociology at the University of Surrey. She has been working on issues related to identity and on research methods for many years, in research and teaching capacities. In her work she mainly employs a discursive approach and has been engaged with discourse analysis since 2003, as part of her PhD, in subsequent research projects and in her teaching (both as an approach to substantive topics and as a method of analysis). For more information see:
Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge).
Varies according to status:
Wooffitt, R. (2008) Conversation Analysis and Discourse Analysis. IN: Gilbert, N. (Ed.) Researching Social Life. 3rd edition. London: SAGE
Potter, E. (2003) Discursive psychology: between method and paradigm. Discourse & Society. Vol. 14(6): 783–794
Tea and coffee will be provided during breaks (lunch is not provided).