Qualitative Data Analysis
- Carol Grbich - The Flinders University of South Australia
In this fully updated and expanded Second Edition, Carol Grbich provides a guide through current issues in the analysis of qualitative data. Packed with detailed examples, a glossary, further reading lists and a section on writing up, this easy to read text is exactly what you need to get you started in qualitative research.
The new edition covers analytical approaches including:
- Grounded theory
- Classical, existential and hermeneutic phenomenology
- Feminist research including memory work
- Classical, auto- and cyberethnography as well as ethnodrama
- Content, narrative, conversation and discourse analysis
- Visual interpretation
- Semiotic, structural and poststructural analyses
A one-stop-shop for students new to qualitative data analysis!
This is a great introduction to background and working methods for many common forms of qualitative data analysis methodologies.
This is a very good resource
This latest edition is a valuable and timely addition to the wealth of existing literature about research methodologies. It is made up of 6 parts with each beginning with an overview of the topic followed by detailed and relevant information about each sub-topic. It is well written and designed to reach a wider audience. Part 3 consists of the additional material to the first edition. In this part the author refers to newer qualitative approaches which includes among others, ‘poetic inquiry’ and ‘ethnodrama and performative art’. Each part concludes with a reading list not just of the references cited but further reading of the specific areas mentioned. To conclude, this is an excellent book for both new and experienced qualitative research students. The language is accessible and appropriate. Qualitative research is shown to be creative and its findings deep and rich. A must-read!
A good introduction to a range of approaches to qualitative data analysis, covering both traditional and more recent techniques. Each approach is discussed in relation to research philosophy, theory, design and practice. I have recommended the book to my students, as an introductory text to qualitative analysis.
Very good text, that provides a comprehensive introduction to qual. data analysis. Covers a range of both traditional and newer approaches as well as coding and basic NVivo. Written in an accessible format that students should be able to use effectively to learn from. It goes into a lot more detail than many books with 'an introduction' in their title. Highly recommended.
Comprehensive overview of qual data analysis process and methods. Highly accessible language, suitable for UG and PG students
Students commneted on how useful this book has been
A very detailed, helpful text throughout. The chapters consist of images and there are many opportunities to follow up ideas/further literature.
Excellent introduction to a avriety of approaches to collecting and analysing qualitative data.
Simple and easy to read.
Very suitable for undergraduate or postgraduate students who need to have an idea about the qualitative methods used for scientific research.