• Investigating Argumentation by Combining Atlas-ti Qualitative Coding and WMatrix Online Corpus Analy-sis Tools   [CCE 2013]
  • Author(s)
  • Huangfu Wei
  • Argumentation in the sense of free-flowing discourse poses challenges for EFL students. Investigating argumentation in online discussion groups offers an opportunity for obtaining insight into how people debate with one another in such self-organized, informal circumstances. In this empirical study, the researcher attempts to use Atlas-ti qualitative coding and WMatrix online corpus analysis tools in analyzing the distribu-tion and co-occurrences of discoursal function codes and linguistic forms. Then, the detailed analyses of the gathered data shed light on patterns of co-occurrence between linguistic categories and discoursal function codes which help to illustrate online argumentation. The paper ends by highlighting the necessity of incorpo-rating this combined qualitative and quantitative methodology in discourse analysis.
  • Argumentation; Qualitative Coding; ANOVA Analysis; Atlas-ti; WMatrix
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