Analysing discourse practices in organisations

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Show simple item record Iedema, Roderick en_US Degeling, Pieter en_US White, Leslie en_US Braithwaite, Jeffrey en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US 2010-05-28T09:52:47Z 2010-05-28T09:52:47Z 2004 en_US
dc.identifier 2006011977 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Iedema Roderick et al. 2004, 'Analysing discourse practices in organisations', Association for Qualitative Research, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 5-25. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1448-0980 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper addresses the issues that arise when ethnographic discourse analysis is used to describe and analyse hospital interaction among medical and non-medical staff in a metropolitan hospital, and when research analyses are reintroduced into the workplace environment. The paper considers the challenges that result from doing intervention-oriented research. The research involves analyses of discourse and talk and a related set of theoretical tools, including transcripts of talk used as data and as evidence in formal accounts, and ethnographic and discourse-analytical claims about hospital interaction that are to be shared with staff for the purpose of communication intervention and workplace change. The paper addresses the salient criticisms that were levelled at our research by senior clinician-managers of the hospital, and reasons about the divergences between sociological (ethnographic-discourse analytic) and medical?practical understandings of research method and of hospital work. Finally, the paper attempts to reposition both our own social-scientific account and clinical staff?s understandings of their work in relation to one another, in the interest of a continued dialogue. Such repositioning is central, we suggest, to maintaining not only the validity of our research but also the momentum of clinicians, and especially doctors, in their move towards hospital reform. Discourse research, we argue, is a unique device for engendering reflexivity on the part of researchers and the researched. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Association for Qualitative Research en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon en_US
dc.title Analysing discourse practices in organisations en_US
dc.parent Qualitative Research Journal en_US
dc.journal.volume 4 en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 5 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 25 en_US FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 130300 en_US
dc.personcode 100638 en_US
dc.personcode 0000028341 en_US
dc.personcode WHITEL en_US
dc.personcode 0000024489 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US Specialist Studies in Education en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Discourse analysis.; Research; Reform; Management; Communication; Hospitals; Staff; Methodology en_US

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