Network analysis and qualitative discourse analysis of a classroom group discussion

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

A new methodology is proposed for qualitative discourse analysis (QDA) aimed at gaining enhanced insights into learning possibilities and indicators that arise during classroom group discussions. The constitution of this new methodology has two principle components: a discourse analysis approach that aims to identify the relationships between content and group dynamics; and a network analysis (NA) approach that uses the same data to identify meaning-related structural dynamics found in the data. The proposed methodology pairs these two components to create a supplementary iterative interchange that facilitates the attainment of greater analytic insights than are achievable by either of the two components individually. The critical aspects of the methodology are illustrated and discussed using real classroom data in ways that provide a procedural exemplar. The strengths and limitations of the proposed methodology are also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Research and Method in Education
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)317-339
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 2019

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Science - network analysis, qualitative discourse analysis, scientificl literacy, group discussion, methodology

ID: 200338624