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Karl was supervised by Dr Deborah Youdell and refers to her book:

Book symbol Youdell, D. (2006) Impossible bodies, impossible selves: Exclusions and student subjectivities. Dordrecht: Springer.


He also refers to:

Book symbol Butler, Judith (2006) Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity. London: Routledge

Book symbol Lareau, Annette (2003) Unequal childhoods class, race, and family life. Berkeley : University of California Press.

Book symbol Mac an Ghaill, Maírtín (1988) Young, gifted and black: student-teacher relations in the schooling of black youth. London: Routledge.


Collecting the data and selecting what to analyse

Authors of this page: Graham R. Gibbs

Affiliation: University of Huddersfield

Date written: 8th May 2012




Learning outcomes

  1. Understand the role of field notes and transcription.
  2. Be aware of the constraints on sampling.


In this video Karl explains how he collected the data for his discourse analysis. He discusses the collection of field notes and of writing these up as soon as he could. He also transcribed the interviews he recorded too. He discusses some of the issues that determined his sample, its size and the limited degree to which he had choice over who to interview.



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