Roter Interaction Analysis System (RIAS) Training

23 – 25 January 2017.

The Roter Interaction Analysis System (RIAS) is a method for coding and analysing clinician-patient interaction across the spectrum of medical and health contexts.

The course objectives:

- To provide training to researchers in the use of the RIAS method of interaction analysis – To provide training in the use of the RIAS-linked applications software – To provide a forum for discussion of methodological strategies for the conduct of RIAS-related research

The RIAS Coding and Research Workshop will be held at Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford. The training will be offered by Susan Larson (Faculty, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland USA and co-owner of RIASWORKS, LLC) on January 23.25, 2017.

RIAS (Roter Interaction Analysis System) is a coding technique for studying clinician-patient interactions. It allows semi-quantitative analysis of consultation talk into different categories (e.g. clinical, socio-emotional, orientational, and finer subdivisions within these). On completion of the training, a participant should be able to analyse a sample of transcripts of consultations and estimate what proportion of the interaction included (for example) different kinds of socio-emotional talk – and to make comparisons between different (kinds of) consultations. The training would thus be useful for anyone who analyses the talk of the clinical interaction.

The workshop fee is set at $1,000 USD. This includes the RIAS training session, a copy of the RIAS software, follow-up coding support, and lunch and refreshments during the sessions. Please contact for details. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.