|Title||Role as an interactional device and resource in multidisciplinary team meetings|
|Tag(s)||EMCA, Ethnomethodology, Conversation Analysis, Membership Categorization Analysis, Role, Meetings|
|Journal||Sociological Research Online|
During the course of this paper the approaches of Conversation Analysis and Membership Categorisation Analysis are used to investigate and explore team members talk within multidisciplinary social/care team meetings. The paper explores the situated character of role within team meetings and considers the various methods through which team member roles are accomplished, negotiated, contested and used as a resource in the everyday business of making decisions, exchanging information and allocating work within multidisciplinary social/care team meetings. Consequently, traditional conceptualisations of role are respecified in terms of situated action.