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How do you handle your data? One large file? Hundreds of randomly-lableled files, in peculiar folders? Or a delicately curated, updated and catalogued easy-retrieval system? Sarah J White set out to find the answer from her fellow Twitter users….

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Sarah J White, Macquarie University

A few weeks ago we started meditative about processes and tools in review analysis. This year we have embarked on my biggest CA plan given my PhD, so we suspicion it was time for a modernise to safeguard we am gripping up. There are many, many resources accessible on how to do CA (I even have a methods chapter entrance out soon), yet that tangible processes used to request a research seem reduction good defined.

As review analysts on Twitter are utterly active and have previously been super helpful, we motionless to ask people who do CA a series of questions:

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The responses were swift and demonstrated a operation of practices. Here are usually a integrate of useful replies, from Scott Barnes and Saul Albert:

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The ROLSI editor, Charles Antaki,  saw what was going on and asked me to put a replies together for a guest blog for ROLSI. To enlarge that information, we put together a consult formed on these responses and was astounded and delighted to accept 61 responses! In further to seeking about processes and about information storage, we also asked about length of CA career, for additional comments, and for recommendations for favourite methods texts. A duplicate of a consult information can be found in a Dropbox file here.

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Tools for CA

Once people had got in touch,  I stretched a consult to ask these questions:

  • What do we use when formulating initial notes?
  • What do we use when formulating collections?
  • What do we use when handling collections?

Each of these enclosed a preference of paper-based and digital processes, with both customary program and dilettante program lonesome (and a giveaway content other option). Respondents could name some-more than one option.

Across a 3 questions, respondents comparison a mixed of processes or tools. The combinations sundry and a consult instrument didn’t concede for a outline of how a combinations are used.

  • For creating initial notes, a many common collection are: records on transcripts (45/61), digital logbooks (39/61), and paper logbooks (21/61).
  • For creating collections, a many common collection are: content papers (38/61), digital folders (37/61), and spreadsheets (22/61). A concern was lifted in a Twitter contention about regulating spreadsheets and a intensity for over-categorisation. This emanate of “binning” was recently discussed during a Language and Interaction Reading Group at Macquarie University, utterly in propinquity to a new Enfield and Sidnell paper, so it all felt utterly connected for me!
  • For managing collections, a many common collection are: digital folders (37/61), content papers (30/61), and spreadsheets (23/61).

Check out a full consult information for some-more details, including collection identified by respondents such as common papers for collaboration.

I was utterly astounded that the many common collection used are sincerely simple – program such as Word and Excel, digital folder systems, and paper notes. This is notwithstanding a accessibility of some-more dilettante software. Are review analysts technophobes? Are we too inexpensive to buy software? Or are we focused on a simplified proceed of analysing and handling data, that is simply shareable between collaborators who use opposite systems, that doesn’t emanate nonessential categories too early in a analytic process? we think a latter.

Data storage

In a Twitter thread, a few people started commenting on back-ups and a significance of storage, so we enclosed a integrate of questions relating to this:

  • Do we discard some of this information following publication? If so, what?
  • How do we back up data? (you can name some-more than one answer)

Very few respondents rejected information (6/61) and those that did usually rejected initial records or other information prisoner elsewhere, or if they were compulsory to by a institution.

The many common behind adult methods was outmost tough drives (52/61), that leads me to remind people that these also have a singular lifespan, so make certain we have multiples and that we intermittently reinstate them.

Favourite texts

There were a operation of texts suggested, yet 10 Have’s Doing Conversation Analysis, and Stivers and Sidnell’s The Handbook of Conversation Analysis (especially Sidnell’s section on Basic Conversation Analytic Methods), perceived a many mentions. A series of other texts and march notes, utterly those from Manny Schegloff (to see Schegloff’s lectures, join ISCA and get entrance here), were also suggested a series of times.

Contributors’ final thoughts

Almost half of respondents also common some other thoughts, mostly about a analytic routine rather than a tools. These focused on a significance of the collaborative inlet of CA, with a need for a village of use and a ability to rivet in information sessions.

There were also several comments about ensuring that collection building and technology doesn’t get in a proceed of good peculiarity analysis, with that we wholeheartedly agree.  One sold match seemed to sum adult my possess sentiments in engaging in this brief exploration:

The analytic process, whichever process we choose, has got to be organised. Whether regulating an online database, earthy folders or spreadsheets and word documents, it has to be organised. There’s no vigour for everybody to be regulating a same customary method, and there competence be good reason for opposite projects and opposite collections to use rather opposite methods. […]. It’s worth putting in a work to set adult a good proceed of handling your collection and analysis – it really pays off!

My final thoughts 

Finding a process that works for we is a many critical thing. I’ve motionless to go with a paper record book for my stream project (for now). we have so most in digital format from other smaller projects as good as teaching that we can feel almost overwhelmed, so gripping all my initial records in a paper book is rather comforting and we wish will assistance with my brief tenure goals. we will, however digitize analytic notes as we go along to keep a some-more permanent record. I am also regulating Excel and NVivo to conduct some of a information as we also have some surveys associated to a project. And for now we am storing videos, transcripts, and clips in folders managed by communication with records on a spreadsheet to assistance me find clips so we can safeguard all a information from one interaction is housed together. This is important for my information library as some participants concluded to concede their interactions to be used opposite mixed projects.

This Twitter contention and consult has taught me how critical it is to critique my possess processes, to continue to upskill, and to welcome ideas from others in a proceed we proceed analytic processes and documentation. It can be easy to get stranded in your ways. And for those wanting to ask questions, a Twitter #EMCA village is supportive, so don’t be frightened to ask what we competence cruise a elementary question.

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