ERIC Number: ED192397
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: 0
A Reflexive Analysis of Conversational Sequencing in Group Systems.
Beach, Wayne A.
The activities involved in coding conversation sequences and the lack of attention given to their systematic validation within the field of speech communication are discussed in this paper. The paper first reviews briefly the assumptions underlying relational coding and the implications of viewing these activities as practical accomplishments. It provides a theoretic rationale that draws attention to the need to study the cyclic behavior of groups as they sequence themselves conversationally within and across talk. A study that employed these methods of analysis is discussed, as are the findings and their implications for understanding relational development in group systems. Finally, the paper offers a reflexive critique of the methodological assumptions and procedures employed to study these particular group systems. (FL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (30th, Acapulco, Mexico, May 18-23, 1980).