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Research Masterclass - Methodology of Corpus-Assisted Discourse Analysis (CADA)

Presented by Professor Nicole Mockler, University of Sydney
06 JUN 2024
2.00 PM - 4.00 PM
Online via Zoom

Nicole's presentation will explain the methodology of corpus-assisted discourse analysis (CADA), which will be of interest to a wide range of disciplines. The workshop will include both examples of Nicole's own research and the opportunity for participants to use the analysis tools for themselves using data from one of the corpora developed by Professor Mockler. 

Participants will:

  • develop a detailed understanding of the key features/methods of CADA, including both the construction of corpora and the methods of corpus analysis
  • develop a detailed understanding of the key applications and benefits of CADA as a research methodology

Dr Nicole Mockler is Professor of Education at the Sydney School of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney. Nicole's research interests include education policy and politics and media discourses of education, and her recent books include Questioning the Language of improvement and reform in education: Reclaiming meaning (Routledge, 2018, with Susan Groundwater-Smith), Constructing Teacher Identities: How the Print Media Define and Represent Teachers and their Work (Bloomsbury, 2022), which explores representations of teachers in the Australian print media from 1996 to 2020 through analysis of a 42-million word corpus of media texts, and Analysing Education Policy: Theory and Method (Routledge, 2024, edited with Meghan Stacey). Nicole has used a range of approaches in her policy and media work, including corpus-assisted discourse analysis, which takes a quantitative and qualitative approach to large collections of texts. Nicole was Editor in Chief of The Australian Educational Researcher from 2017 to 2022, and is a current member of the Editorial/International Advisory Board of several other prominent scholarly journals, including the British Educational Research Journal and Professional Development in Education. In 2022 she was the recipient of the Australian Council for Educational Leadership Dr Paul Brock Memorial Medal. She has a h-index of 30 and over 3800 citations in Google Scholar. 

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