Interaction Analysis, 7.5 credits (763A53)

Interaktionsanalys, 7.5 hp

Course description

The course provides a hands-on introduction to the microanalysis of human interaction. You will be actively involved in the full research process starting with ethical considerations, data collection and transcription, and ending with the identification of relevant phenomena and methodological and analytic arguments. During the course, you will learn to analyse linguistic and social aspects of interaction in institutions as well as mundane settings, attending to activity types, meaning, learning and understanding. You will study both verbal and nonverbal aspects of human action, including the use of technologies and artefacts in meaning-making. You will also study the historical roots of the approach, and learn to critically discuss theory and findings.

Main field of study

General Linguistics

Level

Second cycle

Course type

Single subject course

Examiner

Mathias Broth, Leelo Keevallik

Course coordinator

Leelo Keevallik

Director of studies or equivalent

Mathias Broth

Available for exchange students

Yes
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus VOF
Single subject course (Half-time, Day-time) Autumn 2020 v202035-202043 English Linköping
Single subject course (Half-time, Day-time) Autumn 2020 v202035-202043 English Linköping

Main field of study

General Linguistics

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1N

Entry requirements

  • Passed 60 ECTS credits in the same subject at foundation and continuation course level, as well as at least 22.5 ECTS credits at specialisation course level.
  • English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English B/6)

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course the student will be able to:
- plan and produce a video recording for research purposes in an ethically informed manner, 
- transcribe recorded data according to conversation analytic conventions, 
- identify interactional phenomena, 
- observe and describe different types of human interaction, 
- analyse verbal and non-verbal aspects of interaction, 
- apply current interaction analytic methods to empirical data, 
- critically assess research articles in the field, 
- display an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of conversation analytic method. 

Course content

The course provides a hands-on introduction to the microanalysis of human interaction. It actively involves the students in the full research process starting with ethical considerations, data collection and transcription, and ending with the identification of relevant phenomena as well as methodological and analytic arguments. The course focuses on linguistic and social aspects of interaction in institutions as well as mundane settings, analysing activity types, meaning, learning and understanding. Attention is paid to verbal and nonverbal aspects of human action, including the use of technologies and artefacts in meaning-making.

Teaching and working methods

Teaching is carried out in the form of lectures, seminars, workshops, data sessions, fieldwork and peer-review. The medium of instruction is English.

Examination

Examination involves both active participation in the fieldwork, data sessions, workshops and seminars, and an oral examination in combination with a written assignment. Detailed information about the examination can be found in the course’s study guide.

If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it. If the coordinator has instead recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

Grades

ECTS, EC

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.

Department

Institutionen för kultur och samhälle

Books

See Additional documents for literature list.

UPG1 Written Report EC 3 credits
RED1 Oral Presentation EC 2 credits
OBL1 Mandatory Seminars U, G 1 credits
FÄLT Field Studies U, G 1.5 credits

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