In this talk, Prof. Bartlett will outline some of potential limitations of supposedly mixed methods work in (critical) discourse analysis.
The questions to be addressed in the talk:
What are qual and quant supposed to contribute to each other?
Is quant just background to qual? Is qual just an example of quant?
Is “digging down” really qual analysis or just testing quant data?
Is charting change in quant trends explanatory? What are the mechanisms of change? How do speakers move between quant and qual?
What are the relations between qual and quant: micro/macro? system/instance? corpus/item? context/text?
What scales of interaction do we need to look at, individually and in terms of the relations between them?
Is quant shallow? Is qual unrepresentative? Do they need to be?