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School of Psychology
APPLIED COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
Course unit
ANALYSIS OF INTERACTIONS AND MEDIATED COMMUNICATION
PSP3049125, A.A. 2018/19

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
APPLIED COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
PS1978, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ANALYSIS OF INTERACTIONS AND MEDIATED COMMUNICATION
Department of reference Department of General Psychology
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge ANNA SPAGNOLLI M-PSI/05

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
PSP3049125 ANALYSIS OF INTERACTIONS AND MEDIATED COMMUNICATION ANNA SPAGNOLLI PS1087

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-PSI/05 Social Psychology 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 01/10/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
5 2018-1 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 SPAGNOLLI ANNA (Presidente)
CIPOLLETTA SABRINA (Membro Effettivo)
GAMBERINI LUCIANO (Membro Effettivo)
ORSO VALERIA (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: None
Target skills and knowledge: The goal of the course is to introduce methodological principles, procedural criteria and theoretical bases of the qualitative methods applied to the study of technologically mediated interactions. Great emphasis is given to the ethnographic approach on the one hand and to the use of video-recorded data on the other hand. The methods introduced include conversation analysis, gesture analysis, interaction analysis and – more broadly – systematic video-analysis.
The course is prominently practical, with large room given to exercises and projects spanning across the whole duration of the course. Participating in the class activity will allow to build the following skills:
- planning the different phases of a qualitative data collection;
- applying quality criteria typical of a scientific method but specific of qualitative data;
- transcription and presentarion of qualitative analysis;
- reuse of data collected within other research projects;
- overcoming the sense of disorientation typical when first dealing wit rich qualitative data.
Examination methods: Written, with three open questions to be completed in one hour and a half. The questions relate to (a) the definition of an interactional practice,an analytic criterion or a theoretical concept, (b) the identification of an interactional practice within a short transcript, and (c) the analysis of the short transcript. The transcripts used during the examination will not be taken from the course textbook. Attending students who carried out the project proposed in class can claim the project grade in replacement of one of the questions at the exam. Each answer is scored individually; the final score is the average of the score achieved in each answer.
Assessment criteria: In the written answers to the examination questions, the following elements will contribute to a positive evaluation: correctness, pertinence, terminological appropriateness, ability to distinguish between analysis and comments, argumentative accuracy.
Course unit contents: Qualitative and ethnographic methods
Simple and multimodal transcriptions
Analytic phases and instruments
Basic analytic principles in conversation analysis
Main conversational practices
Mediated vs face-to-face interaction, informal vs. institutional
Systematic video-analysis
Reporting results
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course includes both lectures and exercises. Attendance is warmly encouraged given the emphasis on exercises and workshops. Attendance will be tracked.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Attending students will rely on the material and slides distributed in class and made available in Moodle.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Sidnell, Conversation analysis: An introduction. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. Il libro è obbligatorio per i non frequentanti, ed è solo raccomandato per i frequentanti/The book is mandatory only for non-attending students. Cerca nel catalogo