Quotation Mautner, Gerlinde. 2019. Editorial - A research note on corpora and discourse: Points to ponder in research design. Journal of Corpora and Discourse Studies. 2 1-13.




Corpus-assisted discourse studies (CADS) has developed into a mature and popular approach to the study of text and talk. Yet researchers still need to face certain key methodological challenges every time they design a research project. These include: finding the right fit between the research question, data, method and theory; preventing analytical tools from dictating the research process; maintaining the distinction between quantitative and qualitative tools; ensuring that empirical claims are commensurate with the representativeness of the data; and avoiding the misinterpretation of findings. Although none of these challenges can be overcome entirely, significant benefits can be reaped from addressing them critically and self-reflectively.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Journal of Corpora and Discourse Studies
Language English
Title Editorial - A research note on corpora and discourse: Points to ponder in research design
Volume 2
Year 2019
Page from 1
Page to 13
Reviewed? Y
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.18573/jcads.32
Open Access Y
Open Access Link https://jcads.cardiffuniversitypress.org/articles/abstract/10.18573/jcads.32/


Mautner, Gerlinde (Details)
Institute for English Business Communication (Mautner) (Details)
Competence Center for Business Languages WE (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
6604 Applied linguistics (Details)
6605 English language and literature (Details)
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