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!
Interpreting and presenting qualitative data
In this final section we will deal with interpreting and presenting qualitative data inno-vatively. Regardless of the methodological approach you have taken, once you have assembled your data into groupings several decisions have to be made so you can move into writing up. The first is to see if it is possible to develop a more abstract explanation regarding the results you have gathered. The depth to which you undertake this will depend on whether the method you have pursued has a particular philosophical underpinning that you would like to follow or that you can build on. You may of course decide to minimise your theorising and to display your data in creative ways so that the reader can ...