Transcribing and presenting video data from complex spatial environments

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While challenges in transcribing and presenting video data have been discussed in conversation analysis (CA) literature, the discussion has mainly centered around questions regarding the sequential unfolding and temporalities of multimodal action. What remains underexplored are questions connected to the presentation of interactional spaces.

We have encountered the challenges of visualizing interactional spaces in a research project analyzing the coordination of actions in complex work situations at construction sites. As built environments, construction sites are constantly evolving as they are literally ‘in the making’. Oftentimes, construction workers move a lot, and their movement in space can be consequential for the work-related interaction. Therefore, we analyze how the arrangement and movements of bodies in the workspaces are reflected in the multimodal design of social actions. Here, we recurrently face the need to visualize participants’ movements in the physical environment to support the analysis and the presentation of our analytic observations. In this paper, we present and discuss some of the ways we have explored to graphically represent space and participants' movement in it in transcripts.

We base our methodological discussion on previous research on multimodal CA transcripts. Multimodal transcripts are usually presented in a written, i.e., linear form that can be supported by pictures such as frame grabs of the analyzed videos (Mondada, 2018). Drawings have also been utilized to add information about the interactional setting (see Goodwin, 2000), “chronotopic” transcripts (see McIlvenny, 2015) to visualize movement in space, and graphic transcripts (Laurier, 2014) to tell a coherent story of the unfolding of interactional events. Our paper’s contribution to this ongoing methodological discussion on transcribing data from complex interactional settings is twofold: We discuss the potential and limitations of how visualizations can be used as a tool for the analysis and show how they support the presentation of data in publications.
Aikajakso20 maalisk. 2023
Tapahtuman otsikkoAAAL 2023 - American association for applied linguistics conference
Tapahtuman tyyppiConference
SijaintiPortland, Yhdysvallat, OregonNäytä kartalla
Tunnustuksen arvoInternational