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Conversation Analysis

1. Learning Objectives

After reviewing this chapter readers should better be able to:

  • Introduce researchers in medicine to the nature and methods of conversation analysis;
  • Describe the main dimensions of conversation analytic research in medical practice;
  • Describe some of the findings of conversation analysis in the context of primary care;
  • Illustrate the practice of conversation analytic reasoning using medical data; and
  • Describe the integration of qualitative and quantitative analysis within conversation analysis.