If on a winter’s night two researchers… A challenge to assumptions of soundness of interpretation

Marchi, Anna and Taylor, Charlotte (2009) If on a winter’s night two researchers… A challenge to assumptions of soundness of interpretation. Critical Approaches to Discoures Analysis across Disciplines CADAAD Journal, 3 (1). pp. 1-20. ISSN 1752-3079

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Abstract

This paper reports on a quasi-experiment into triangulation, which is increasingly frequently cited as a guarantor of validity and reliability of findings. The methodology that we are exploring is the increasingly widely employed combination of corpus linguistics and (critical) discourse analysis. It has been argued that corpus approaches can offer greater objectivity because they are data-driven (or at least data-supported), more generalisable as they are based on larger samples, and more transparent given the research may be replicated on the same data. In order to explore the extent to which integrating corpus approaches may contribute to the stability of interpretations the authors set up an exploratory experiment. We attempt to answer the question: would two researchers starting with the same corpus and research question and (broadly) theoretical / methodological framework come to the same/similar conclusions?

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of English > English
Subjects: P Language and Literature
Depositing User: Charlotte Taylor
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2013 08:04
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2015 10:24
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/46769
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