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!

Feminist approaches

Feminist approaches

Feminism is a perspective with a set of principles that inform research approaches.These principles have heavily influenced qualitative research regarding researcher-researched relationships and notions of accountability. Feminists use a variety of approaches, including ethnography, phenomenology, grounded theory, hermeneutic, action and evaluative research, postmodern and poststructural approaches, within which feminist principles are applied. One specific methodology which has been developed and which incorporates and demonstrates feminist principles is memory work and this is discussed in detail later in this chapter.

Key Points

  • Feminist principles can be applied to all forms of qualitative approaches from ethnography to poststructuralism
  • The empowerment and emancipation of female participants through the research process is an essential but contentious aspect
  • These principles demand different relationships with participants in terms of equity in data ...
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