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Analysing Qualitative Data in Psychology

Analysing Qualitative Data in Psychology

Third Edition
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May 2021 | 504 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book will guide your students through five different qualitative approaches – thematic analysis, interpretative phenomenological analysis, grounded theory, narrative analysis and discourse analysis. Applying them all to a common data set, this book gives a step-by-step on each approach and helps students work out which is the right one for them.

Plus, with a whole new part on qualitative data collection – including chapters on interviewing, social media data and visual methodologies – this new edition is the ultimate resource for students engaged in qualitative psychological research or studying methods at any level. 

Section I: Qualitative Research in Psychology: The Foundations
Chapter 1: Doing Qualitative Research: Initial Questions
Chapter 2: Introduction to Qualitative Psychological Research
Chapter 3: Ethical Considerations in Qualitative Research
Section II: Approaches to Generating or Gathering Qualitative Data
Chapter 4: Interviews and Interviewing
Chapter 5: Social Media Data
Chapter 6: Visual Data
Section III: Approaches to Qualitative Data Analysis
Chapter 7: Thematic Analysis
Chapter 8: Doing Thematic Analysis
Chapter 9: Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis
Chapter 10: Doing Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis
Chapter 11: Grounded Theory
Chapter 12: Doing Grounded Theory
Chapter 13: Narrative Analysis
Chapter 14: Doing Narrative Analysis
Chapter 15: Discourse Analysis
Chapter 16: Doing Discourse Analysis
Chapter 17: Analysing Qualitative Data: Comparative Reflections
Appendix 1, Data Set: Preface
Appendix 2, Reporting Qualitative Research: Preface
Appendix 2, Report 1: Choice, Awareness, Complicity and Resistance in Younger Women’s Accounts of Body Hair Removal: A Reflective Account of a Thematic Analysis Study
Appendix 2, Report 2: Making Sense of Anger: A Reflective Account of an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis Study
Appendix 2, Report 3: Critical Care Experiences and Bereavement among Families of Organ Donors: A Reflective Account of a Grounded Theory Study
Appendix 2, Report 4: The Effects of Surfing and the Natural Environment on the Well-being of Combat Veterans: A Reflective Account of a Narrative Analysis Study
Appendix 2, Report 5: Arguing about Racism in Discussion Forums about Gypsies: A Reflective Account of a Discourse Analysis Study

I appreciate this is a 3rd edition, so the content is obviously meeting the standard. I agree - excellent coverage of what it does cover. However, the scope is a little narrow for my qualitative teaching for this to be a primary text.
Although the title specifically tells us that the focus in on analysing data, there are gaps which include discussions around getting the data collected ready to analyse. For example, transcribing methods (verbatim vs comprehension by reader), the role of field notes and use of non-verbal cues (etc.) The coverage of content analysis methods is narrow - particularly with respect to the place of directed content analysis.

Health Department, Liverpool Hope University
February 18, 2022