Analyzing Group Interactions gives a comprehensive overview of the use of different methods for the analysis of group interactions. International experts from a range of different disciplines within the social sciences illustrate their step-by-step procedures of how they analyze interactions within groups and explain what kind of data and skills are needed to get started.

Each method is discussed in the same, structured manner, focusing on each method’s strengths and weaknesses, its applicability and requirements, and the precise workflow to "follow along" when analyzing group interactions with the respective method. The analyzing strategies covered in this book include ethnographical approaches, phenomenology, content analysis, documentary method, discourse analysis, grounded theory, social network analysis, quantitative ratings, and several triangulative and mixed-method research designs.

This volume is recommended for researchers at all levels that need guidance with the complex task of analyzing group interactions. The unified structure throughout the book facilitates comparison across the different methods and helps with deciding on the approach to be taken.

chapter 1|7 pages

Analyzing group interactions

ByMatthias Huber, Dominik E. Froehlich

part I|73 pages

Qualitative analysis of group interactions

chapter 2|15 pages

Ethnographic microanalysis

ByMatthias Herrle

chapter 3|11 pages

Pedagogical-phenomenological video analysis

BySeverin Sales Rödel

chapter 4|12 pages

Video-based content analysis

ByMatthias Huber

chapter 5|11 pages

Documentary method

ByJulia Reischl, Thomas Plotz

chapter 6|11 pages

Discourse analysis

ByMichael Brandmayr

chapter 7|11 pages

Grounded Theory

ByAndrea Schaffar

part II|62 pages

Mixed and quantitative analysis of group interactions

chapter 8|11 pages

Cross-sectional social network analysis

ByMathias Mejeh

chapter 10|9 pages

Co-evolution models of longitudinally measured interactions

ByJasperina Brouwer, Dominik E. Froehlich

chapter 11|8 pages

Mixed Structural Group Interaction Analysis

ByDominik E. Froehlich, Femke van der Wilt

chapter 12|11 pages

Rating conference

ByTina Hascher, Anja Winkler, Noemi Casola

chapter 13|10 pages

Participatory mixed-methods evaluation

ByClaude Muller

part III|69 pages

Special applications and topics in analyzing group interactions

chapter 14|9 pages


ByHannelore Reicher

chapter 15|13 pages

Ethnomethodological reconstruction

ByMay Jehle

chapter 16|11 pages

Dialogical ethnography

ByMartina Cabra

chapter 17|10 pages

Combining the documentary method and the Narrative-Structural Method

ByAlexander Schmoelz

chapter 18|12 pages

Tavistock observation method

ByKathrin Trunkenpolz

chapter 19|12 pages

Mutual affordances of data types and analytical approaches

ByMan Ching Esther Chan, David Clarke