|Author(s)||Gillian Busch, Susan Danby|
|Title||From Fledgling Manoeuvres to Methodological Confidence: Conversations Between a Doctoral Student and Supervisor on Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis to Explore the Everyday Worlds of Children and Families|
|Editor(s)||Bobby Harreveld, Mike Danaher, Celeste Lawson, Bruce Allen Knight, Gillian Busch|
|Tag(s)||EMCA, Professional competence, Training|
|Book title||Constructing Methodology for Qualitative Research: Researching Education and Social Practices|
Busch and Danby engage in a rich and honest dialogue to capture the methodological challenges encountered by a PhD candidate while learning a new methodology. In using storytelling as a device to examine methodological challenges, the perspectives of both the student and the supervisor are communicated. Beginning with an overview of ethnomethodology and conversation analysis, the authors pay attention to challenges connected to data collection when using video recording to capture family in situ practices, transcription of data that captures the fine detail of the interaction, and data analysis. While challenges are examined, the authors also provide a number of strategies that support the methodological maneuvering. These include engaging in data sessions with supervisors and with other conversation analysts committing to join the ethnomethodology research community.