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Discursive psychology is widely applied, but often lost within the complicated web of discursive methodologies including conversation analysis and critical discourse analysis. Discursive Psychology: Theory, Method and Applications combines the author’s expertise in the approach with a clear pedagogical approach to show you how to put the methodology into practice.

Data collection and management
Data collection and management

At the heart of a discursive psychology (DP) project is the data set: the collection of words and interaction that you will analyse. This is the reason many of us became interested in DP in the first place, because we were curious about how people talk about things and how different kinds of interaction have consequences for people as they live their lives. This is where we can examine all the complexity and messiness of social interaction: whether chatting with friends, discussing responsibilities at work or making decisions on immigration policies. So this is the exciting part, where your research questions and interests are translated into practice. There are, however, a few issues that you will need ...

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