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!
Analytic approaches for existing documentation
Analysis of all documents within the qualitative domain is all about shaping: how social, cultural and political events together with individual and group understandings have shaped what is said and written, and how these influences can be tracked through natural conversations and stories, collected through observation or, as in this section, identified in the perusal of existing documents. These documents can include a wide variety of artefacts from policy documents, case history notes, newspaper articles, clothing styles, body art, graffitti, paintings, photography, television programmes, chat room conversations and advertisements. You will find that although the analytical approaches for analysing these documents such as content analysis, conversation analysis, narrative analysis and discourse analysis overlap and sometimes duplicate each other, each ...