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!

Incorporating data from multiple sources: Mixing methods

Incorporating data from multiple sources: Mixing methods

The mix of qualitative and quantitative data in terms of design, management and presentation will be dealt with in this chapter.The advantage of utilising an innovative mix of data sources is that apart from providing a broader view of the research question, the combination of data allows the reader to view the phenomenon under study from different perspectives.

Key Points

  • The advantages of combining quantitative and qualitative data are that you can maximise the impact of both
  • For mixed methods to be successful, issues of sampling, design, data analysis and data presentation need careful attention
  • Two approaches to mixing methods regarding design are concurrent and sequential, but other new mixes are emerging
  • Does qualitative data miss out in such a mix? And ...
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