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!
In this chapter, a traditional ethnographic approach -classical ethnography, which has its origins in anthropology-will be discussed and the techniques of creating summaries, taxonomies, typologies, domain analysis, event analysis and social network analysis will be demonstrated for you.
- Background and purpose of classical ethnography
- Analytical tools
- observation summaries
- cultural domain analysis (the interconnected groupings of a culture)
- freelists (identifying what fits into a domain)
- pilesorts (identifying the internal structure of a domain)
- triads (identifying the hierarchies within a domain)
- taxonomies (organisation of knowledge into discrete categories)
- typologies (classification within groups)
- frame analysis (deliberate imposition of frames on the data)
- social network analysis (identification of social relationships)
- event analysis (intensive analysis of a key event)
When to use: When you want to describe ...