11. Discourse Analysis

  1. David Harper2 and
  2. Andrew R. Thompson3
  1. Eugenie Georgaca and
  2. Evrinomy Avdi

Published Online: 28 JUN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119973249.ch11

Qualitative Research Methods in Mental Health and Psychotherapy: A Guide for Students and Practitioners

Qualitative Research Methods in Mental Health and Psychotherapy: A Guide for Students and Practitioners

How to Cite

Georgaca, E. and Avdi, E. (2011) Discourse Analysis, in Qualitative Research Methods in Mental Health and Psychotherapy: A Guide for Students and Practitioners (eds D. Harper and A. R. Thompson), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119973249.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of East London (UEL), UK

  2. 3

    University of Sheffield, UK

Author Information

  1. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JUN 2011
  2. Published Print: 8 JUL 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470663738

Online ISBN: 9781119973249

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Keywords:

  • discourse analysis;
  • discourse analysis, as approach for studying psychological phenomena - ‘turn to language’ in social psychology in 1980s, social constructionism;
  • discourse analysis, broad and diverse field - approaches, to study of language;
  • language, examined - in terms of construction and function, a means of constructing;
  • discourse analysis, examining ways - in which discourses permeate talk;
  • discourse analysis - a social constructionist approach;
  • discourse analysis, ways in which reality and experience - social and interpersonal processes;
  • language as functional - rhetorical strategies;
  • field of psychotherapy, discourse analyses - underscoring its interactional nature, role of therapist;
  • discourse analytic work, shifting attention - to interpersonal and social domains

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Description

  • Historical Origins and Influences

  • Key Epistemological Assumptions

  • Research Questions

  • Appropriate Data

  • Involvement of Research Participants and Mental Health Service Users

  • Use of the Method and Example

  • Quality Criteria

  • Application

  • Conclusions

  • References