Dialogue in Focus Groups - Exploring Socially Shared Knowledge - Ivana Markova

Dialogue in Focus Groups - Exploring Socially Shared Knowledge - Ivana Markova

Appendix 2 Focus group data corpuses

Dialogue in Focus Groups - Exploring Socially Shared Knowledge - Ivana Markova

Ivana Markova [+-]
University of Stirling
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I was born in Czechoslovakia and came to the UK in 1967 as a post-doctoral visitor to the Psychological Laboratory, University of Cambridge; then I was a research fellow at the Industrial Research Training Unit of the University of London. In 1970 I moved to the University of Stirling. I have been a visiting professor at various universities in the UK and abroad. Currently I am a visiting professor at the Institute of Social Psychology, London School of Economics and an international fellow of the Open Society Institute at the University of Moldova.
Per Linell [+-]
University of Gothenburg
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Per Linell participates in the LINT program (Learning, interactive technologies and the development of narrative knowing and remembering), integrated with the LinCS centre. More generally, he is engaged in international cooperations regarding the further development of dialogical theories of language and the mind.
Michele Grossen
Universite de Lausanne
Anne Salazar Orvig
University of Paris Sorbonne
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In contrast to a vast literature that provides information and guides about focus groups as a methodological tool, this book is an introduction to understanding focus groups as analytical means exploring socially shared knowledge, e.g. social representations of AIDS, biotechnology or democracy, beliefs and lay explanations of social phenomena. The main emphasis of the book is to examine how to analyse interaction and ideas expressed in focus groups. The book considers, first, different kinds of dynamic interdependencies among participants who hold the diverse and heterogeneous positions. Second, it explores circulations of ideas and contents in focus groups. More generally, the book is concerned with * language in real social interactions and sense-making, which are embedded in history and culture * the ways people draw upon and transform social knowledge when they talk and think together in dialogue * the ways people generate heterogeneous meanings in the group dynamics * communicative activities and genres represented by different kinds of focus groups This original approach to understanding focus groups will be of interest to researchers and advanced students in social sciences, communication studies, psychology, and language sciences.

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Markova, Ivana; Linell, Per; Grossen, Michèle; Salazar Orvig, Anne. Appendix 2 Focus group data corpuses. Dialogue in Focus Groups - Exploring Socially Shared Knowledge. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 224-226 Sep 2007. ISBN 9781845530501. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=21826. Date accessed: 31 Mar 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.21826. Sep 2007

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