Rosaline Barbour draws on her extensive teaching experience to provide a clear, user-friendly introduction to the craft of doing qualitative research. Each chapter includes examples of real-life qualitative data and a range of exercises to help students get a feel for the process of generating and analysing qualitative data.

Presenting and Writing-up Qualitative Research

Aims

  • This chapter will equip the reader to rise constructively to the challenges involved in writing-up qualitative research.
  • It gives advice on ordering of material, considering the functions of the component parts of a report, thesis, or paper.
  • It explores the dilemmas raised in terms of how we represent our respondent or research participants and takes a critical look at the research mandate.
  • It provides guidance on ordering of material and providing an ‘audit trail’ that demonstrates a thorough approach to analysis.
  • It shows how to contextualize a piece of qualitative research by acknowledging its limitations but also by considering the transferability of findings.
  • Hints are provided with regard to using the process of writing to further interrogate data.
  • Finally, detailed advice is given with regard ...
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