Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

Research

Meetings, Conferences and Workshops

Every year the Department holds a number of meetings of different types. Below is a listing of meetings organised by members of the Centre for Research in Culture and Communication. The one-day Conversation Analysis Day, traditionally held in mid-December, is a day of informal research presentations. The CA Workshops are training or refresher meetings led by CA experts, and feature a good deal of hands-on data analysis, group work and feedback, all in an informal but hard-working atmosphere.

Scroll down to see the full list of events.

CA transcription workshop, November 2018

One-day CA transcription workshop November 8th 2018

What is it?

This is a practical workshop.

It aims to develop the transcription skills of PhD students and researchers using conversation analysis (CA). The workshop focuses primarily on the Jeffersonian convention, and includes exercises in phonetic listening skills, digital data management and anonymization.

Some familiarity with conversation analysis and data collection would be an advantage. Data and materials are supplied on the day.

 Who is running the workshop? 

The workshop will be organised and led by Rein Sikveland. Rein is a Research Associate with background in CA and phonetics, currently applying CA and CARM to service encounters, crisis negotiation, and teacer education (CAiTE). 

Time and place

The workshop will run from 10.00-17.00 on Thursday 8th November 2018, at Loughborough University (room TBA).

What to bring

Bring your own laptop (ideally PC but Mac is okay) and headphones. Please ensure you have either Audacity (free) or Audition installed.

Reading

Please have a look at “Handbook of Conversation Analysis” by Sidnell and Stivers (2013; chapter 4, pp. 57-76) and/or "Transcribing for social research" by Hepburn and Bolden (2017).


To apply to attend this workshop

The workshop has limited places, which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please register to attend via this link to the Loughborough Online Store.

The cost of the workshop is £50. This includes daily mid-morning and afternoon (unlimited!) refreshments, but not lunch. 

Accommodation can be booked at Burleigh Court or in one of the cheaper hotels in the town (e.g. Link, Premier Inn, Travelodge).

Please contact Rein (r.o.sikveland@lboro.ac.uk) with any queries. 

12th Loughborough CA Day

12th Loughborough CA Day, December 17th 2018

CA Day 2018: Talk in Action

Monday, December 17th 2018, Brockington Building, Loughborough University

Each year we hold an informal (but scholarly) day of Conversation Analysis presentations, with two invited speakers. The tone is friendly and supportive, with ample time for mixing and chatting. Participants come from the UK, mainland Europe and farther afield.

Inivited Speakers for 2018: Merran Toerien (York) and Tom Koole (Groningen)


Registration: [NOW FULL - waiting list has started]

Costs £15 (payable in cash on the day).

No deadline, but we strongly advise early booking. Each year we regretfully have to turn people away, so best to get your registration done as early as possible - especially if you're thinking of submitting a presentation.

Send a CA Day Registration form to Charles Antaki.

Submission: [OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS UNTIL SEPT. 15TH]

Deadline: Saturday September 15th 2018. (If you haven't registered beforehand, we will consider the submission and registartion together) 

We very much welcome submissions for a 20-minute presentation (+10 minute questions). Topic is less crucial than EM/CA sensibility. (By all means ask us if in doubt). Send this CA Day Submission form, and a CA Day Registration form to Charles Antaki

We look forward to seeing you. Queries welcome.

Charles Antaki

Liz Stokoe

CA in Healthcare Interaction

CA in Healthcare Interactions, Thursday 24th/Friday 25thJanuary 2019

Conversation analysis and healthcare interactions

Thursday 24th/Friday 25thJanuary 2019

Led by Marco Pino and Ruth Parry

Conversation analysis (CA) is used increasingly in the scientific study of diverse health care and medical interactions, ranging from primary to secondary and tertiary care settings. CA has been used to examine numerous activities, from how patients introduce their problems to the ways in which medical decisions are negotiated and communicated. CA studies range from basic work on the fundamentals of human interaction, to applied research aimed at contributing to service improvement. 

What does this workshop cover?

The workshop will provide an overview of the application of CA to healthcare interactions, including interactions between medical doctors, patients, and (on occasions) family members, and interactions with other healthcare professionals. The workshop will include in-depth information and practical work on CA’s methodology (including transcription and data analysis) and examination of some key findings of CA research in healthcare.  The workshop aims to enable learning and enhancement of participants’ skills in CA’s methods of analysis.

How is the workshop structured? 

This 2-day workshop will run from 10am to 5pm on the first day and 9am-4pm on the second day.

 Short presentations by the facilitators (Marco Pino and Ruth Parry) will cover fundamental aspects of CA and its applications to the study of healthcare interactions. However, workshop time will largely be dedicated to practical sessions and small-group assignments focusing on original data (provided by the facilitators) in a range of healthcare settings. There will be a strong emphasis on hands-on experience of working with data alongside feedback from and discussion with facilitators.

 Who is the workshop for?

The workshop is open to all postgraduates, post-docs, researchers and faculty. The number of participants will be restricted to 20 (in order to maximise opportunities for participation). A nominal charge will cover costs, including photocopies of training materials, refreshments and buffet lunches. For employed persons and PhD students with training budgets the charge is £60. For unwaged and PhD students without training budgets the charge is £40.

Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Do I need to have prior knowledge of conversation analysis? 

No. This workshop is open to participants who do not have prior knowledge of CA.

Enquiries and applications to Marco Pino.

 

 

CA beginners workshop

CA for Beginners, early February 2019

We offer, usually in early February, a day's workshop training for those who are interested in Conversation Analysis, and are perhaps thinking of applying it in their own research project. 

No previous knowledge is assumed, and the day comprises lectures, data sessions and group exercises with a distinct hands-on feel.

It will be led by Charles Antaki and Marco Pino.

We usually adveryise it on the mailing lists run by languse@hum.aau.dk and ETHNO@cios.org, and on our own Twitter accounts @rolsi_journal and @Marco_Pino_.

Registration will open in the late summer of 2018.

Please contact Charles Antaki for more information.

MCA Workshop 2019

MCA Workshop 2019

11-12th March 2019

Who is running the workshop? 

The workshop will be organised and led by Elizabeth Stokoe. Liz is Professor of Social Interaction at Loughborough University and has worked extensively across conversation analysis, discursive psychology and MCA, including bringing together these methods in studies of gender, racism and identity in interaction.

Time and place

The workshop will run in Burleigh Court, Loughborough University, from 10.00-17.00 on Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th March, 2019.

What to bring

Bring your own laptop and headphones. All materials will be provided.

To apply to attend this workshop

The workshop has limited places, which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please register to attend via this link

The cost of the workshop is £160. This includes daily mid-morning and afternoon (unlimited!) refreshments, lunch, but not dinner.

Accommodation can be booked at Burleigh Court or in one of the cheaper hotels in Loughborough (e.g., Link, Premier Inn, Travelodge).

Please contact Liz Stokoe with any queries.

CARM Training for Professional & Workplace Communication Encounters

CARM Training for Professional & Workplace Communication Encounters

13-14th March 2019

Who is this training workshop for?

The workshop is best suited to academics who have some training in CA, have conducted CA research, and want to run workshops with practitioners. Participants should have completed or currently be working on their PhD. 

How?

The workshop will provide examples of its use in a variety of workplace settings, including mediation, police-suspect investigative interviews, hostage and crisis negotiation, medical interaction, veterinary services and cold call sales encounters. The workshop will be a mix of mini-lectures, practical activities and exercises, including hands-on work with recorded conversation. All materials will be provided.

Day 1 will focus on ‘what CARM is’ with examples of the method in use. Day 2 will focus on the technical side of building CARM workshops using relevant multimedia technology. 

Who is running the workshop? 

The workshop will be organised and led by Elizabeth Stokoe and Rein Sikveland. Elizabeth developed CARM and has won a Social Enterprise Award for her extensive work using CARM with mediators and police officers. Rein is a Research Associate with background in CA, phonetics and call centre research, currently applying CA and CARM to service encounters and crisis negotiation. Elizabeth and Rein have used CARM extensively with mediators within the UK, as well as elsewhere in Europe, USA and Australia.

Listen to Liz on BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Life Scientific’.

Watch Liz doing her TED talk here.

Start & Finish

The workshop will run from 10.00-17.00 on Wednesday 13th March and from 10.00-16.30 on Thursday 14th March, 2019.

To apply to attend this workshop

The workshop has limited places, which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please register to attend via this link.
 
The cost of the workshop is £250 (or £195 for postgraduates). This includes daily mid-morning and afternoon (unlimited!) refreshments, and lunch on both days, but does not include evening meal or accommodation. Accommodation can be booked at Burleigh Court or in one of the cheaper hotels in the town (e.g. Link, Premier Inn, Travelodge).

Please contact Rein (r.o.sikveland@lboro.ac.uk) with any queries.