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!
Newer qualitative approaches
The following section examines in detail what the impact of the postmodern and poststruc-turalist theoretical changes outlined in the paradigm section of Chapter 1 have had on the field of qualitative research.
In general, there has been a major shift away from the centre stage position of the researcher as the key authoritative voice to one that gives participant's voices greater space and allows the reader to take a more prominent role in interacting with data and coming to their own individual conclusions regarding the data displayed. This shift has also allowed for a greater focus on the written/performed text which then becomes; ‘a multidimensional space, in which a variety of writings, none of them original, blend and clash’ (Barthes, 1977: 146). ...