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
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 ...