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!

Postmodern influences on society and qualitative research

Postmodern influences on society and qualitative research

The advent of postmodernism has had an ongoing influence on society, culture, and research.With regard to the latter, a critical questioning of the roles of researcher and reader and a strong emphasis on self reflectivity and subjectivity as well as a focus on small scale research without generalisation have been important outcomes.

Key Points

  • Background to postmodernity
    • definitions
    • key authors
    • underlying beliefs
    • data display
  • Changes in society reflecting postmodern influencen
    • architecture
    • literature and knowledge
    • art and film
    • politics
    • economics
    • culture and individuals
    • time and space
  • Changes in qualitative research following postmodern influences
    • theory and research styles
    • truth and reality
    • validity and reliability
    • reflexivity
    • position of the author/researcher
    • position of the reader
    • objectivity and subjectivity
    • sampling
    • data ...
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