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electronic journal Brine, J. (2008) Ten steps policy analysis: constructed subjects and dominant discourses. In: Research Workshop, Leeds Metropolitan University , April 2008. [Unpublished]

Book icon Fairclough, Norman (2001) Language and Power 2nd Ed. Harlow: Longman
Book icon Fairclough, Norman (2003) Analysing Discourse: Textual Analysis for Social Research. London: Routledge.


Discourse analysis and transcription

Authors of this page: Graham R. Gibbs

Affiliation: University of Huddersfield

Date written: 7th May 2012




Learning outcomes

  1. Learn how to undertake a structured discourse analysis of research literature.
  2. Understand some of the issues of data transcription.
  3. See how transcription can be combined with analytical thinking.


Part 4 looks at how Sally examined some of the research literature she found. She undertook a structured discourse analysis of a selected number of key text. This was based on an approach developed by J. Brine and was very much influenced by the work of Norman Fairclough. She also discusses how she transcribed her data and how this work included her thoughts about analysis. She typed the transcripts into the central column of a three column table, that left cells to the left and right of the text for her to write in analytic ideas and potential codes.


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