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!
An overview of qualitative computer programs
This chapter will detail a brief history of the development of qualitative computing packages and will list a number of available programs and indicate their capacities while also providing a critical assessment of the impact of such packages on the qualitative analytical process. The chapter is illustrated with a number of screenshot examples, which are taken from individual program websites unless otherwise stated.
The development of computing packages has undergone three distinct developmental eras since their emergence around 35 years ago:
- Systematisation: code and retrieve
- Theory generation
- Analysis of content