CA Transcription workshop

This is a practical workshop to develop the transcription skills of PhD students and researchers using conversation analysis (CA). The workshop focuses primarily on the Jeffersonian convention, and includes exercises in phonetic listening skills, digital data management and anonymization.

Some familiarity with conversation analysis and data collection would be an advantage. Data and materials are supplied on the day.

This workshop is part of a series of upcoming CA workshops to be offered at Loughborough University's Centre for Research in Communication and Culture, including Medical interaction, Children's interactions, Discursive Psychology and Membership Categorization Analysis. Upcoming workshops will be advertised during Autumn/Winter 2016-2017.




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Who is running the workshop? 

The workshop will be organised and led by Rein Sikveland. Rein is a Research Associate with background in CA, phonetics and call centre research, currently applying CA and CARM to service encounters in health, commercial sales services, and crisis negotiation. 

Time and place

The workshop will run from 10.00-17.00 on Thursday 9th November 2017, at Loughborough University, in the Stewart Mason building (room SMB010) - view map here.

What to bring

Bring your own laptop (ideally PC but Mac is okay) and headphones. Please ensure you have either Audacity (free) or Audition installed.


Please have a look at “Handbook of Conversation Analysis” by Sidnell and Stivers (2013). Especially read through chapter 4, pp. 57-76.

To apply to attend this workshop

The workshop has limited places, which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please register to attend via the link below.

The cost of the workshop is £50. This includes daily mid-morning and afternoon (unlimited!) refreshments, but not lunch. 

Accommodation can be booked at Burleigh Court or in one of the cheaper hotels in the town (e.g. Link, Premier Inn, Travelodge).

Please contact Rein ( with any queries. 

Register and pay