Beware the ‘Loughborough School’ of Social Psychology? Interaction and the politics of intervention

Authors


Elizabeth Stokoe, Department of Social Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK (e-mail: e.h.stokoe@lboro.ac.uk).

Abstract

The authors explain the attractions of applying discursive psychology (DP) and conversation analysis (CA) by reporting three different examples of their engagement with practitioners and clients. Along the way, a case is made for separating DP/CA from other kinds of qualitative analysis in social psychology, and for deconstructing some commonly held misunderstandings and caricatures of DP/CA.

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