Customer Reviews


4 Reviews
5 star:
 (3)
4 star:
 (1)
3 star:    (0)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
 
 
Average Customer Review
Share your thoughts with other customers
Create your own review
 
 
Most Helpful First | Newest First

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Demanding but highly worthwhile, 4 Feb. 2011
This book really needs to be read in conjunction with Discourse Theory and Practice, a companion volume from the same authors/editors.

Discourse analysis is identified here as a field of research, rather than a single discipline, and the broad characteristics of the field and their applications (in sociology, psychology, politics, literary studies, etc.) are clearly identified.

A number of readings from various thinkers are presented which give a good flavour of how particular research methods are used in (for example) Sacks-derived conversation analysis, sociolinguistics, social psychology and Foucauldian discourse analysis.

Various activities are suggested throughout the book, thus enabling the reader to engage more closely with the methodologies described. From my point-of-view, working through these activities has been very rewarding as it has assisted in transforming dry academic knowledge into a set of practical skills. This is therefore a demanding but highly worthwhile book.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


4.0 out of 5 stars Bedrock material for taking your own DA forward, 7 Oct. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Please refer to my other review with respect to DA as approached by Gee (How to do Discourse Analysis - A Toolkit).

Both Gee's work and this work by Wetherell, Taylor and Yates helped me gain a MA with merit.

'Discourse as Data' is a more challenging read than Gee's but expands on an approach to DA and thus is more deeper in its exploration of its concepts than Gee's approach. However, this book and Gee's books are valuable reference materials.

One of the authors of this book is a former academic at my current university (Sheffield Hallam), and was helpful in replying to one of my queries, even though Simeon Yates is now at John Moores, in Liverpool!

I would also recommend the sister publication to this, 'Discourse Theory and Practice'. Both texts books ought to be read as they have important concepts in both books which ought to be absorbed before carrying out competent and more effective DA.

Overall recommended.

Best wishes,

M.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5.0 out of 5 stars A must have, 30 May 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
It's a must have if you are doing discourse analysis or using discourse as your main source of data. All in one.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 19 Jan. 2015
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Excellent book!!
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


Most Helpful First | Newest First

This product

Discourse as Data: A Guide for Analysis (Published in association with The Open University)
£68.00
In stock
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Only search this product's reviews