Action Sequencing Workshop at York 2016

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Type Training
Categoryies (tags) Uncategorized
Dates 2016/06/16 - 2016/06/17
Address University of York,UK
Geolocation 51° 18' 31", 1° 4' 12"
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Action Sequencing Workshop at York 2016:


Action Sequencing Workshop (2 days)

Tutors: Gene Lerner and Ray Wilkinson

Date: 16-17 June 2016, University of York

Intensive ‘hands on’ workshop with leading conversation analysts:

Professor Gene Lerner, Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Professor Ray Wilkinson, Human Communication Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK

12 places only – likely to be over-subscribed, so register your interest early to avoid disappointment!

Cost: £150


Further info:

Description of Workshop

Central to the sequential analysis of conversation and other forms of talk-in-interaction by participants is the position and positioning of actions as parts of sequences of action. This workshop is designed to give participants experience making observations about action sequencing in general and sequence organization in particular. Accordingly, this action sequencing ‘workout’ will take the form of data analysis sessions (using English language audio field recordings). In addition, some small group homework will be required in preparation for the second day. The data analysis sessions will take two forms:

1. Sessions in which an ‘analytic key’ will be applied to a conversation as a technical way to expose the practices employed by participants (rather than, for example, starting the examination of data by describing its ‘plot line’);

2. Sessions focusing on how actions are sequenced with the aim of developing a positionally-sensitive description of the actions that make up a sequence of actions.

This workshop is designed primarily for those individuals who are just beginning to engage in data analysis or those whose primary exposure to CA-style data analysis has been through engagement with the CA literature.

The workshop will start at 09:00 am on Thurs 16 June and finish at 13:00 pm on Fri 17 June. You will need to stay in (or near) York to be able to participate in the Thurs evening group work, which is an essential part of the workshop activities.