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!
Narrative analysis focuses on stories told by participants. The story aspect is seen as a complete entity in itself with a beginning, middle and an end. There is an underlying presumption that much of our communication is through stories and that these are revealing of our experiences, interpretations and priorities. Eliciting narratives of personal experience is seen as a more natural form of communication than face-to-face interviews although it is possible that the question and answer format of this approach may elicit often lengthy responses in the form of a story. In this chapter we explore the structure and sequence of personal events portrayed by the speaker, their content and context, how things are portrayed and by whom, how people make sense ...