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!

Poetic inquiry

Poetic inquiry

Poetic inquiry is one response to the crisis of representation and audience connection through the advent of postmodernism. Poetic inquiry draws on poetic artistic forms to more authentically express human experiences. It has links with phenomenology and hermeneutics in its exploration of the depths of experience.

Key Points

  • Poetic inquiry is a form of qualitative research that incorporates poetic forms as data display
  • The researcher participates creatively in the reframing of data in order to bring the reader as close as possible to the original researcher/participant experiences of emotions and feelings
  • Data can come from your own memories and journal notes or from visual, observational, interview and any other forms of documented data
  • Poetic re-presentation can take any form but tends to derive from

    • researcher response ...
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