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!

Writing up and innovative data display

Writing up and innovative data display

The display of your results is as important as consolidating the data into manageable forms. It should enable you to bring the reader close to what you and others have experienced. This chapter will demonstrate some of the forms of display that are available for you to consider.

Key Points

Your choices regarding theorising range from:

  • Your final writing up and display of data will be influenced by:
    • the audience to which the results are targeted o your position in your research study
  • Styles of display include:
    • graphic summaries
    • case studies
    • hyperlinks
    • vignettes
    • layers
    • juxtapositions
    • fiction
    • narratives
    • aural approaches (audio)
    • quotes
    • mixed methods (graphics and quote)
    • interactive approaches
    • anecdotes
    • pastiche
    • parody and irony
    • poetry
    • drama
    • visuals (photos, videos)
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