DATA Mining – A Social Scientist’s Tools: ELAN and Praat


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If one considers doing serious field and/or ethnographic work in social, interactional and behavioural sciences, one should consider getting acquainted with the softwares Elan developed by the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen (MPI Nijmegen henceforth), and Praat by (Boersma and Weenink, 2014). In my doctoral … Continue reading

‘The Composite Semiotics of Repair’ – Updates on Methodology

During my PhD research↑ (.)
I transcribed sixTEen↑ hours of face-to-face interaction
for talk (.) errors (.) laughters=sniffs pauses (.)

facial expressions=gaze movements and voice qualia (.)
like PItch, fre:quency energy
(.) and their variations.

Mining human data is an extremely complex and painful exercise.  However I guess one can eventually reach a decent level of empirical precision and also get to contemplate a number of interesting insights on ‘errors’ and their propagation.

Albanese C. - form 'The Composite Semiotics of Interactional Repair' (All rights reserved)

Albanese C. – form ‘The Composite Semiotics of Interactional Repair’ (All rights reserved)

More to follow…