The Network for the Analysis of Interaction and Learning (NAIL) is a central part of LinCS.
The main purpose of the network is to collaboratively perform detailed analyses of social interaction by regularly organising data sessions, workshops and seminars. The focus is on rigorous analytic work, mostly in the spirit of ethnomethodology and conversation analysis. Although the principal aim of the network is to provide opportunities to jointly perform analyses, a secondary aim, closely connected with the first, is to discuss and elaborate issues concerning the relations between: social interaction and descriptive accounts; analysis of interaction and theories of learning; descriptive accounts and instructional design. These general issues are discussed in the light of empirical data and particular research projects, rather than in the abstract.