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!

General approaches to collecting and analysing qualitative data

General approaches to collecting and analysing qualitative data

The processes of data analysis in qualitative research are complex. It is not simply a matter of choosing and applying an accepted process such as thematic analysis.

A combination of three key areas is involved:

  • the first is to do with you, the researcher - your views and choices in the research journey and the impact of these on the data you collect and analyse
  • the second relates to the design and methods used, the quality of the data you have gathered and how you have managed it, and
  • the third involves your display of findings and your theoretical interpretation of your analysed data, presented for the reader to assess.

The three Ps - Person, Processes and Presentation - are key ...

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