Exercise 4: Responding to the challenges in doing discourse analysis

Towards the end of Chapters 15 and 16, Adrian Coyle and Chris Walton discuss the challenges involved in doing discourse analysis and in applying discourse analysis to the transcripts of interviews with ex-soldiers.

Consider the following questions:

  • Has your experience of analysing the additional transcripts (in Exercise 2) and/or analysing data from online newspaper discussion forums (in Exercise 3) identified other challenges in doing discourse analysis?
  • If so, how did you address those challenges or how might you address them?