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!

Discourse analysis

Discourse analysis

There are several approaches to the location of discourses (patterns of speech and writing that define, determine and influence disciplines and the general population).Two dominant approaches to identifying and analysing discourses are Foucauldian discourse analysis and critical discourse analysis (CDA), and both of these will be discussed.

Key Points

  • Discourses are the spoken or written practices or visual representations that characterise a topic, an era, or a cultural practice.They dictate meaning and upon analysis may indicate their hidden impact and the individuals or groups whose views have dominated at a particular point in time
  • Discourse analysis spans a broad field from formal linguistic approaches through Foucauldian analyses to cultural and critical communication studies and has been used in many disciplines including: linguistics, psychology, education, information ...
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