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Data Collection in Pragmatics Research

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Title: Data Collection in Pragmatics Research
Authors: Kasper, Gabriele
Advisor: Brown, James D.
Issue Date: 1999
Abstract: Authentic discourse, elicited conversation, and roleplay are types of spoken interaction; production questionnaires, multiple-choice, and scaled response instuments are survey methods and thus obtain written responses when self-administered; interviews are a specific type of spoken interaction that may or may not be structured by a questionnaire; in its less structured forms, interviews produce narrative self-reports and axethusakintodiariesasastory-tellinggenre.Think aloud protocols can be related to interviews and diaries in that they, too, produce narrative self-reports; however, in their classic fornu they are on-line verbalizations of thought processes rather than stories. Verbal protocol shave their home in experimental psychology and are thus furthest removed from the conversational interaction in authentic talk activities that opened the list of data collection procedures in pragmatics. I shall now consider each procedure in tum.
Pages/Duration: 37 pages
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/40802
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