Centre for Research in Communication and Culture


8 November 2018

One-day CA transcription workshop

Presented By Rein Sikveland

About this event

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.


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.