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Qualitative Data Analysis
An Introduction

Second Edition


December 2012 | 344 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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!


 
PART ONE: GENERAL APPROACHES TO COLLECTING AND ANALYZING QUALITATIVE DATA
 
Introduction
 
Design Methodologies, Data Management and Analytical Approaches
 
Incorporating Data from Multiple Sources: Mixing Methods
 
PART TWO: TRADITIONAL ANALYTICAL APPROACHES
 
Classical Ethnography
 
Critical Ethnographic Approaches
 
Feminist Approaches
 
Grounded Theory
 
Phenomenology
 
PART THREE: NEWER QUALITATIVE APPROACHES
 
Postmodern Influences on Society and Qualitative Research
 
Auto-Ethnography
 
Poetic Inquiry
 
Ethnodrama and Performative Art
 
Cyber-Ethnography and E-Research
 
PART FOUR: ANALYTIC APPROACHES FOR EXISTING DOCUMENTATION
 
Structuralism and Post-Structuralism
 
Semiotic Structural and Post-Structural Analysis (Deconstruction)
 
Content Analysis of Texts
 
Content Analysis of Visual Documentation
 
Narrative Analysis
 
Conversation Analysis
 
Discourse Analysis
 
PART FIVE: DATA MANAGEMENT USING QUALITATIVE COMPUTER PROGRAMMES
 
Coding
 
An Overview of Qualitative Computer Programs
 
PART SIX: INTERPRETING AND PRESENTING QUALITATIVE DATA
 
Theorizing from Data
 
Innovative Data Display

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.

Dr Tareq Alhousary
Management Information Systems, Dhofar University
October 19, 2014

Analysing qualitative data is hard and it is necessary some guidance. This book is very helpful.

Dr Arminda Sequeira
Organizational Communication Department, ISCAP - Superior Institute Of Accounting and Administration of Porto
August 16, 2014

Qualitative Data Analysis is an excellent text which introduces not only qualitative methods, but the philosophical orientations of qualitative methodologies. It is an ideal text for Masters and PhD students who are beginning to think independently about methodological approaches and methods. In particular in Part 3 it offers a range of contemporary approaches to qualitative research which takes account of influences on changes in social life.

Dr Jillian Pooler
School of Dentistry , Peninsula College of Medicine & Dentis
March 26, 2014

Very good read, with lots of key elements we are looking to involve within the course

Mr Stuart Priestley
Sport, Myerscough College
February 5, 2014

A very complete and informative book. For our students it goes too much into detail, but for our researching colleagues and doctorate students it offers a good overview of backgrounds and methods of qualitative data analysis.

Mrs Jacqueline Swet
Special Education , Fontys University of Applied Sciences
December 31, 2013

A good book for the higher level stduents

Miss Marian Carr
FE Computing, Bradford College
October 21, 2013

I use the book for my own preparation for classes, since it gives a quick refreshment of so many approaches.

Mr Gerben Moerman
Social Science , University of Amsterdam
September 24, 2013

Great book on qualitative data analysis.

Dr Tejendra Pherali
Faculty of Education , Community & Leisure, Liverpool John Moores University
September 4, 2013

well written book, will be appropriate to support the research of some of my learners

Mrs Lorraine Syme-Smith
School of Education , Social Work &, Dundee University
August 23, 2013

Found this book very useful for introducing the different approaches to qualitative analysis. Will also add it to reading list for this course for next year

Dr Carol Callinan
Department of Education Studies, Bishop Grosseteste College
June 10, 2013