analysis, social organization, classroom talk

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Do Not Disturb

I've been mooching along this week trying to decide on my next lot of work. I want to get up a book proposal on transcription so have starting thinking about that. I've had a look around at some of the publishers to get a sense of what is required. I have done some research and publishing around transcription so that is a good beginning point but there needs to be some conceptual work done around it for the purposes of a book. Since I intend the book to be for an education research audience I will probably do an article around transcription in education research to try to situate it in a productive way.

I also need to do some more transcription of data from my kids and computers data so I will start that next week I think. It's a bit daunting starting new analysis because the CA work is always so slow (well for me, at least). Not knowing exactly where something is going to head, or end up, is interesting but also challenging in relation to relating that "thing" to the existing CA work.

Bottom line is that I am feeling pretty tired and "over" the year. However, there is still a month to go before xmas and the official end of the working year so it is time to put head down and get on with something substantial.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Time away

I'm not sure why I haven't blogged for so long but I had to really think to put in the correct details to get into the blog just now. and I won't try and catch up here on three months of work but just pick up where I left off.

Last Friday was an exciting day because AERA acceptances came out. This year I put in three proposals. In part, that was to ensure that I got to Denver in 2010, but also I figure that if I"m going to an overseas conference I might as well making the going worthwhile. So, I have had to co-authored papers accepted for the conference. Both of them are on transcription:

Brandenburg, R., & Davidson, C. (accepted). Transcribing the unsaid: Finding silence in a self-study. Proposal for Self-Study SIG. Annual Conference of American Educational REsearch Association, 30 April-4 May 2010, Denver,Colorado.

Davidson, C., & Moore, T. (accepted). How transcription is taken for granted: An analysis of transcription in doctoral theses in education. Qualitative Methods SIG. Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, 30 April – 4 May, 2010, Denver, Colarado.

Each of the proposals was around 2,000 words so it is good to get a positive outcome. And two out of three ain't bad.

I've also got two abstracts under consideration for July next year. One is for the CA conference in Mannheim, and the other is for the UKLA one in Winchester. The latter was yesterday's effort. I've proposed a workshop which would make use of some of my digital kidz data. The blurb for the conference said that it shouldn't be too theoretical so I have proposed a workshop that would be driven by two CA-like questions but I did not shape the proposal overall as a CA one. I also plan to write a second abstract for a paper (in keeping with my idea of two for one) but that will be a task for next week.