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Qualitative Data Analysis
A Methods Sourcebook

Fourth Edition
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January 2019 | 408 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
“This comprehensive, practical, user-friendly book provides a wealth of data analysis strategies that are essential for any qualitative research. It is a must-have tool book for moving from data analysis to writing for publication!”
  
Guofang Li, University of British Columbia, Canada  

Miles, Huberman, and Saldaña’s Qualitative Data Analysis: A Methods Sourcebook is the authoritative text for analyzing and displaying qualitative research data. The Fourth Edition maintains the analytic rigor of previous editions while showcasing a variety of new visual display models for qualitative inquiry. Graphics are added to the now-classic matrix and network illustrations of the original co-authors. Five chapters have been substantially revised, and the appendix’s annotated bibliography includes new titles in research methods. Graduate students and established scholars from all disciplines will find this resource an innovative compendium of ideas for the representation and presentation of qualitative data. As the authors demonstrate, when researchers “think display,” their analyses of social life capture the complex and vivid processes of the people and institutions studied.

 
List of Displays
 
Preface to the Fourth Edition
A Note on This Revision

 
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
PART I. THE SUBSTANTIVE START
 
Chapter 1. Introduction
The Purpose of This Book

 
The Nature of This Book

 
Our Orientation

 
An Approach to Qualitative Data Analysis

 
The Nature of Qualitative Data

 
Our View of Qualitative Data Analysis

 
Suggestions for Readers

 
Closure and Transition

 
 
Chapter 2. Research Design and Data Management
Introduction

 
Loose Versus Tight Research Designs

 
Displaying the Conceptual Framework

 
Methodologies (Genres) of Qualitative Research

 
Formulating Research Questions

 
Defining the Case

 
Sampling: Bounding the Collection of Data

 
Instrumentation

 
Linking Qualitative and Quantitative Data

 
Data Management Issues Bearing on Analysis

 
Closure and Transition

 
 
Chapter 3. Ethical Issues in Analysis
Introduction

 
Agreements With Study Participants

 
Ethical Issues

 
Ethical Conflicts and Dilemmas

 
Closure and Transition

 
 
Chapter 4. Fundamentals of Qualitative Data Analysis
Introduction

 
First Cycle Codes and Coding

 
First Cycle Coding Examples

 
Coding Craft and Design

 
Structure and Unity in Code Lists

 
Definitions of Codes

 
Second Cycle Coding—Pattern Codes

 
From Codes to Patterns

 
Jottings

 
Analytic Memoing

 
On Visual Data

 
Hypotheses, Assertions, and Propositions

 
Within-Case and Cross-Case Analysis

 
Closure and Transition

 
 
PART II. DISPLAYING THE DATA
 
Chapter 5. Designing Matrix, Network, and Graphic Displays
Introduction

 
Display Format Options

 
Timing of Display Design

 
Entering Matrix, Network, and Graphic Data

 
Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions From Matrix, Network, and Graphic Displays

 
The Methods Profiles

 
Closure and Transition

 
 
Chapter 6. Methods of Exploring
Introduction

 
Exploring Field Work in Progress

 
Exploring Variables

 
Exploring Reports in Progress

 
Closure and Transition

 
 
Chapter 7. Methods of Describing
Introduction

 
Describing Participants

 
Describing Variability

 
Describing Action

 
Closure and Transition

 
 
Chapter 8. Methods of Ordering
Introduction

 
Ordering by Time

 
Ordering Processes

 
Ordering by Cases

 
Closure and Transition

 
 
Chapter 9. Methods of Explaining
Introduction

 
Antecedent Conditions, Mediating Variables, and Outcomes

 
On Explanation and Causation

 
Explaining Interrelationship

 
Explaining Change

 
Explaining Causation

 
Closure and Transition

 
 
Chapter 10. Methods of Predicting
Introduction

 
Methods of Predicting

 
Closure and Transition

 
 
PART III. MAKING GOOD SENSE
 
Chapter 11. Drawing and Verifying Conclusions
Introduction

 
Tactics for Generating Meaning

 
Tactics for Testing or Confirming Findings

 
Standards for the Quality of Conclusions

 
Analytic Documentation

 
Closure and Transition

 
 
Chapter 12. Writing About Qualitative Research
Introduction

 
Audiences and Effects

 
Voices and Styles

 
Writing Examples and Recommendations

 
Traditional Presentation Modes

 
Progressive Presentation Modes

 
On Theses and Dissertations

 
Closure and Transition

 
 
Chapter 13. Closure
Qualitative Analysis at a Glance

 
Reflections

 
Final Advice

 
 
Appendix: An Annotated Bibliography of Qualitative Research Methods Resources
 
References
 
Index

Supplements

Student Study Site

 

The open-access Study site includes:

Downloadable worksheets, templates, and Appendices from the book.

A selected bibliography of SAGE journal articles compiled by author Johnny Saldana.

“Excellent book! Each chapter transitions into another just like qualitative researchers transitioning from constructing a research question to following up with methodological decisions to study the phenomenon.”

Karthigeyan Subramaniam
University of North Texas

“This comprehensive, practical, user-friendly book provides a wealth of data analysis strategies that are essential for any qualitative research. It is a must-have tool book for moving from data analysis to writing for publication!”

Guofang Li
University of British Columbia

“This easy to follow text provides detailed discussions supported by visual displays for each step of the research process. Several examples provide different perspectives; advice and recommendations guide the researcher.”

Sheila J. Foley
Bay Path University

Wide range of discussion of qualitative data analysis techniques and strategies

Dr R. L'Heureux Lewis-McCoy
Humanities / Social Science Dept, New York Univ-Steinhardt
January 27, 2020
Key features

 NEW TO THIS EDITION: 

  • Maintains the systematic and rigorous methods while employing more accessible language.
  • Now includes graphics as a display mode for research’s evolving methods of visual representation.
  • Expands beyond educational research to include representation from studies in sociology, nursing, health care, business, and other fields.
  • Several new displays to the collection have been added based on the work of fellow scholars who have used Miles and Huberman’s original methods.
  • All citations/references have been updated and the appendix's annotated bibliography has been revised with new titles in qualitative research methods.

KEY FEATURES: 

  • Each method of data display and analysis is described in detail, with practical suggestions for adaptation and use.
  • Vivid examples from a host of disciplines show the application of qualitative research methods in real-world settings.
  • Comprehensive coverage and a hands-on, practical approach make this a seminal treatment of the topic. 

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