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.

Workshop in Advanced Conversation Analysis

Workshop in Advanced Conversation Analysis

Loughborough University 23-25 September 2019

Conversation analysis (CA) is used in the scientific study of social interaction, ranging from mundane to institutional settings. CA is used to examine how people accomplish social activities through the use of talk and other semiotic resources (including the non-verbal). 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 3-day workshop will provide an overview of advanced topics in CA research as well as key prospects and problems in CA methodology. The workshop aims to build on the skills that participants already have in CA methods of analysis. 

 - How is the workshop structured?  

This workshop will run from 1pm to 6pm on the first day and then 9am-6pm on the second day, and 9am-5pm on the third day. 

Short presentations by the facilitators will cover advanced aspects of CA and its applications to various areas of inquiry. Most of the workshop will be dedicated to practical sessions and hands-on analytic work. Participants will work in small groups on data provided by the facilitators. They will identify an original phenomenon and will share their findings in a short, informal group presentation towards the end of the workshop. The analytic work will be supported by the facilitators.

Facilitators: Saul Albert, Charles Antaki, Carly Butler, Ruth Parry, Marco Pino, Jessica Robles, Rein Sikveland, Elizabeth Stokoe.

 - Who is the workshop for? 

The workshop is open to postgraduates, post-docs, researchers and faculty who have a good knowledge of CA and wish to consolidate their analytic skills. This includes established colleagues interested in exploring new specialties. The number of participants will be restricted to 20 (in order to maximise opportunities for participation). The fee for the three days will cover costs, including photocopies of training materials, refreshments and buffet lunches. For employed persons and PhD students with training budgets the charge is £250. For unwaged and PhD students without training budgets the charge is £195.  

 - Do I need to have prior knowledge of conversation analysis?  

Yes. This workshop is open to participants who have a good working knowledge of CA. 

 - How do I apply?   

Enquiries and applications to Marco Pino: m.pino@lboro.ac.uk

CA transcription workshop, November 2019

One-day CA transcription workshop November 2019

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 at Loughborough University (date and 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. Registration will open in mid-2019.

The cost of the workshop is yet to be determined, but will be around £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. 

13th Loughborough CA Day

13th Loughborough CA Day, December 16th 2019

CA Day 2019: Conversational Structures of Action

Monday, December 16th 2019, 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 2019: Gerry Leydon (Southampton) and Tom Koole (Groningen)


Registration (Waiting List) 

Places have filled up, but a good number places usually come available nearer the time, so do send in your form and we'll put you on the waiting list. If you want to submit a paper, you get special treatment - see below.

To register, please download the CA Day registration form and send it to Charles Antaki. Pay on the day (cash only).

Note: we regret that prices will, after being fixed at £15 for at least eight years, will go up to £20 for salaried staff - but will remain at £15 for unwaged postgraduates and others.

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Submission:

We welcome submissions of papers. Slots will be half-an-hour long, so 20 minutes plus 10 minutes' discussion time. 

You must submit a CA Day registration form at the same time as this CA Day Submission form

Although registration for attenders is now full, we always keep back about 10 places for paper presenters.

Deadline for submissions:

Thursday October 10th, 12,00 midday UK time.

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For queries, please contact one of us:

Charles Antaki

Liz Stokoe

CA beginners workshop

CA for Beginners, Thursday 29th January 2020

This is 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.

We will cover:

  • An introduction to CA - is it a kind of discourse analysis? interactional inguistics? or what?
  • The basics: how people design their turns at talk, and what happens in the next turn
  • Group work: an exercise in taking apart some lines of interaction
  • Why does CA use funny transcription?
  • Two data sessions: group work analysng episodes of applied CA
  • Buiding a collection of phenomena for your research project
  • Informal self-test and discussion

It will be led by Charles AntakiMarco Pino and Saul Albert.

Registration will open in the summer of 2019

Please contact Charles Antaki for more information.

CA in Healthcare Interaction

CA in Healthcare Interactions, Thursday 30th/31st January 2020

Conversation analysis and healthcare interactions

Thursday 30th/Friday 31st January 2020

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.

Registration

Registration will open later in 2019.

Enquiries and applications to Marco Pino.

 

 

MCA Workshop 2020

Membership Categorisation Analysis Workshop 2020

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 in March 2020.

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. Registration will open later in 2019.

The cost of the workshop is yet to be fixed, but will be around £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

March 2020

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 for 2 days in March 2020.

To apply to attend this workshop

The workshop has limited places, which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.Registration will open later in 2019.
 
The cost of the workshop is yet to be fixed, but will be around £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.