Qualitative Data Analysis

Qualitative Data Analysis : An Introduction

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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 book 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!

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Product details

  • Paperback | 344 pages
  • 172 x 240 x 20mm | 580.6g
  • Sage Publications Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1446202976
  • 9781446202975
  • 248,978

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I found this book is a reading especially useful for researchers who are starting to study and develop qualitative research. It allows readers to understand the theoretical groundings of qualitative approaches (2) and introduces qualitative analysis software (on this topic further reading is necessary). The organisation of the contents makes it easy to read (Key points, examples, summaries and student exercises). I have recommended the book to my students, as an introductory text to qualitative analysis. -- Miss Sandra Marinho Carol Grbich's new edition provides succinct and useful coverage of the newer qualitative approaches. It is a must read for those seeking an understanding of data analysis from a perspective that includes an understanding of paradigms, traditions of inquiry and traditional analytical approaches.James H. BanningProfessor of Education, Colorado State University

Qualitative Data Analysis is an excellent text that deals with not just the practical issues of handling different types of qualitative data but also provides insights into methodological and epistemological assumptions underpinning the methods of analysis in qualitative inquiry. Carol has impressively weaved detailed examples of qualitative data with appropriate research theories, which enables a better understanding of analytical approaches in the research process. Tejendra PheraliSenior Lecturer in Education Studies and Sociology, Liverpool John Moores University
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About Carol Grbich

Carol Grbich is in the Faculty of Health Sciences, The Flinders University of South Australia.
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Table of contents

PART ONE: GENERAL APPROACHES TO COLLECTING AND ANALYZING QUALITATIVE DATA IntroductionDesign Methodologies, Data Management and Analytical ApproachesIncorporating Data from Multiple Sources: Mixing MethodsPART TWO: TRADITIONAL ANALYTICAL APPROACHES Classical Ethnography Critical Ethnographic ApproachesFeminist Approaches Grounded TheoryPhenomenology PART THREE: NEWER QUALITATIVE APPROACHES Postmodern Influences on Society and Qualitative ResearchAuto-Ethnography Poetic InquiryEthnodrama and Performative ArtCyber-Ethnography and E-Research PART FOUR: ANALYTIC APPROACHES FOR EXISTING DOCUMENTATIONStructuralism 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 PROGRAMMESCoding An Overview of Qualitative Computer ProgramsPART SIX: INTERPRETING AND PRESENTING QUALITATIVE DATA Theorizing from Data Innovative Data Display
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