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ERIC Number: EJ886201
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0007-0998
The Analysis of Classroom Talk: Methods and Methodologies
Mercer, Neil
British Journal of Educational Psychology, v80 n1 p1-14 Mar 2010
This article describes methods for analysing classroom talk, comparing their strengths and weaknesses. Both quantitative and qualitative methods are described and assessed for their strengths and weaknesses, with a discussion of the mixed use of such methods. It is acknowledged that particular methods are often embedded in particular methodologies, which are based on specific theories of social action, research paradigms, and disciplines; and so a comparison is made of two contemporary methodologies, linguistic ethnography, and sociocultural research. The article concludes with some comments on the current state of development of this field of research and on ways that it might usefully progress.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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