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!

Ethnodrama and performative art

Ethnodrama and performative art

Ethnodrama and performative art provide further examples of the shifts in the roles of researcher and participant. Here the researcher becomes a dramatist while the participants share often very personal life experiences with the purpose of changing audience perceptions.

Key Points

  • Ethnodrama is a powerful tool for highlighting cultural aspects and the perspectives of disempowered people
  • The skills of a playwright or theatre producer are essential and need to be developed or brought in
  • The dialogical aspect of performance should bring together diverse perspectives and can be an important vehicle for change


When to use: When you have data that can be presented in dramatic form. The educative function of this performance is important.

Type of research questions best suited: Those with wider political and social ...

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