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Center expanded its focus to include the teaching and learning of English, both as a subject in its own right and as it is learned in other content areas. ABSTRACT In research on classroom discourses, case studies have been used to describe the dynamics of effective and ineffective instruction. In other research, quantitative studies have identified global(More)
INTRODUCTION This paper introduces medical educators to the field of conversation analysis (CA) and its contributions to the understanding of the doctor-patient relationship. THE CONVERSATION ANALYSIS APPROACH Conversation analysis attempts to build bridges both to the ethnographic and the coding and quantitative studies of medical interviews, but(More)
This paper investigates how, in the delivery of diagnostic news, participants to the delivery may engage in meaning assessment or interpreting the news. It draws on data from 24 conversations in developmental disabilities clinics, internal medicine clinics and HIV counselling and testing clinics in the USA. The analysis shows that participants initiate(More)
O ver the past thirty years, symbolic interactionists have proposed, on one hand, a synthesis between symbolic interactionism and ethnomethodology (Denzin 1970), or, on the other hand, that these two forms of sociology are philosophically, conceptually, and methodologically incompatible (Gallant and Kleinman 1983). In reply, ethnomethodologists argue that(More)
We draw on conversation analytic methods and research to explicate the interactional phenomenon of requesting in general and the specific case of requesting participation in survey interviews. Recent work on survey participation has given much attention to leverage-saliency theory, but has not engaged how the key concepts of this theory are exhibited in the(More)
Survey researchers have examined the interaction between interviewers and respondents for behavioral evidence of difficulties with the survey task or measurement error or both. Using detailed coding of interaction during cognitive assessments conducted by telephone in the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study, we examine the relationships between behaviors by the(More)
This article has three main points: (1) " gestalt objects " are not just perceptual chimera, but are a feature of everyday talk and social action; (2) a disability such as autism can be treated in terms of the intelligence it may gloss as comprising analyzable practices-in-interaction; and (3) the sociology of deviance and social problems can benefit from(More)
OBJECTIVE To address the organization of conversations in oncology visits by taking an "interaction order" perspective and asking how these visits are intrinsically organized. METHODS Conversation analysis. RESULTS Using audio recordings of talk in oncology visits involving patients with non-small cell lung cancer, we identify and analyze an(More)