Editorial - A research note on corpora and discourse: Points to ponder in research design

Mautner, Gerlinde ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5529-3184 (2019) Editorial - A research note on corpora and discourse: Points to ponder in research design. Journal of Corpora and Discourse Studies, 2. pp. 1-13. ISSN 2515-0251

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Abstract

Corpus-assisted discourse studies (CADS) has developed into a mature and popular approach to the study of text and talk. Yet researchers still need to face certain key methodological challenges every time they design a research project. These include: finding the right fit between the research question, data, method and theory; preventing analytical tools from dictating the research process; maintaining the distinction between quantitative and qualitative tools; ensuring that empirical claims are commensurate with the representativeness of the data; and avoiding the misinterpretation of findings. Although none of these challenges can be overcome entirely, significant benefits can be reaped from addressing them critically and self-reflectively.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: discourse; corpora; research methodology; project design
Divisions: Departments > Fremdsprachliche Wirtschaftskommunik. > Englische Wirtschaftskommunikation > Mautner
Kompetenzzentren > Zentrum für Wirtschaftssprachen
Version of the Document: Published
Depositing User: Gertraud Novotny
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2019 07:16
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2019 07:17
Related URLs:
FIDES Link: https://bach.wu.ac.at/d/research/results/92672/
URI: https://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/7290

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