Digital methods for mediated discourse analysis

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In this paper we discuss methodological strategies for collecting multimodal data using digital resources. The aim is to show how digital resources can provide ethnographic insights into mediated actions (Scollon, 2002) that can otherwise be difficult to observe or engage in, due to, for instance, restrictions or privately mediated settings. Having used mediated discourse analysis (Scollon 2002, Scollon & Scollon, 2004) as a framework in two different research projects, we show how the framework, in correlation with digital resources for data gathering, provides new understandings of 1) the daily practice of health care professionals (Author 1, 2014) and 2) young people’s identity construction on social media platforms (Author 2, 2010, 2015, in press).

The paper’s contribution is a methodological discussion on digital data collection using methods such as online interviewing (via e-mail or chat) and online questionnaire data in order to capture mediated actions and discourses in practice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationADDA 1 : 1st international conference: Approaches to digital discourse analysis
Place of PublicationValencia
Publication date18 Nov 2015
Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2015
Event International conference: Approaches to digital discourse analysis: Approaches to Digital Dicourse Analysis - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 19 Nov 201520 Nov 2015
Conference number: 1


Conference International conference: Approaches to digital discourse analysis
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