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Video analysis and the temporality of inscriptions within social interaction: the case of architects at work
Linköping University, Department of Culture and Communication, Language and Culture. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2012 (English)In: Qualitative Research, ISSN 1468-7941, E-ISSN 1741-3109, Vol. 12, no 3, 304-333 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article shows how artefacts - and more specifically documents and visualizations such as images, maps and plans - can be analysed in detail within an ethnomethodological and conversation analytic perspective focusing on the way in which they are manipulated within social activities. The aim is double. On the one hand, the article deals with the way in which the temporal and interactional feature of inscriptions in interaction can be preserved and analysed on the basis of video data, highlighting some of the challenges of producing adequate video recordings and video transcriptions of these phenomena. On the other hand, the article offers an empirical study of a professional activity in which participants manipulate texts, plans and other visualizations. Thus, it analyses in detail a meeting video recorded in an architectural office, in which three architects read, discuss, and draw plans, as well as explore and discover ideas by formulating, gesticulating, and sketching them.

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SAGE Publications (UK and US) , 2012. Vol. 12, no 3, 304-333 p.
Keyword [en]
inscriptions, multimodality, social interaction, transcription, video, visualizations
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-79100DOI: 10.1177/1468794112438149ISI: 000304883900004OAI: diva2:538257
Available from: 2012-06-29 Created: 2012-06-29 Last updated: 2012-12-04

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