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Title: Interactional formats and institutional context: a practical and exploitable distinction in interviews
Authors: Robles, Jessica
Ho, Evelyn Y.
Keywords: Research interviews
Focus groups
Discourse analysis
Grounded practical theory
Institutional discourse
Alternative medicine
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: © De Gruyter Mouton
Citation: ROBLES, J. and HO, E., 2014. Interactional formats and institutional context: a practical and exploitable distinction in interviews. Text and Talk, 34 (4), pp.443–465
Abstract: This paper applies practically oriented discourse analysis to focus group interviews using conversation analytic principles to show how interactional qualities demonstrably different to analysts are also treated as such by participants. We take a grounded practical theory perspective to claim that the empirical and practical distinction is an exploitable resource for participants, with important implications for the goals of research interviewing, interviewee participation in focus groups, and analyses thereof. We identify participant techniques for doing and attending to conversational and institutional interaction formats, including turn-taking organization, embodied acts, addressivity, and emotion displays, and how those techniques allow participants to co-construct emergent stances alongside answering questions.
Sponsor: The University of San Francisco’s Jesuit Foundation Grant provided funding for this research.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1515/text-2014-0011
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/22146
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/text-2014-0011
ISSN: 1860-7330
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