It will aim to be one of possibly the central contemporary international text in this field for social work researchers, bringing together in one volume the developments and debates that have been seen in recent years in peer reviewed journals, including the Sage journal Qualitative Social Work (founded and co-edited by one of us).

Doing Qualitative Analysis

Doing Qualitative Analysis

In Chapter Eleven we explored contrasting frameworks for qualitative analysis, but also those elements that are shared across different approaches. We considered ways in which we may anticipate and prepare for analysis. In this chapter we approach the details of doing analysis.

Following a reminder of the ambiguity that often surrounds talk of qualitative analysis, we outline and illustrate how analysis takes place within the range of fieldwork methods we discussed in Chapters Seven through Ten. We compare thematic and narrative analysis, and then consider ethnography and the analysis of texts and documents. We widen our scope slightly to include also visual methods and secondary qualitative analysis.

We draw the chapter to a close by glancing at the ...

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