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!
Traditional analytical approaches
In the following chapters, we will examine the tools and analytic procedures that have developed within particular methodological approaches. Although these procedures have a strong historical attachment to the methodology within which they originated, they are flexible entities and can be lifted out, used and adapted to suit the needs of individual researchers in order to answer aspects of a research question. The evolutionary nature of qualitative research means that it is most appropriate that you hunt through the tool box to find the best tool/s for the job at hand and, where none quite fits, be prepared to adapt several in order to seek the best answers to your research question.
However, as most analytical approaches have been strongly linked to ...