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Analyzing and Interpreting Qualitative Research

Analyzing and Interpreting Qualitative Research
After the Interview

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April 2021 | 504 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

This text provides comprehensive coverage of the key methods for analyzing, interpreting, and writing up qualitative research in a single volume, and drawing on the expertise of major names in the field. Covering all the steps in the process of analyzing, interpreting, and presenting findings in qualitative research, the authors utilize a consistent chapter structure that provides novice and seasoned researchers with pragmatic, “how-to” strategies. Each chapter introduces the method; uses one of the authors' own research projects as a case study of the method described; shows how the specific analytic method can be used in other types of studies; and concludes with questions and activities to prompt class discussion or personal study.

Charles Vanover, Paul Mihas, and Johnny Saldaña
Charles Vanover and Paul Mihas
Gerardo L. Blanco & Gretchen B. Rossman
Chapter 1: As A Qualitative Study Unfolds: Shifts in Design and Analysis
Jessica N. Lester & Trena M. Paulus
Chapter 2: Using Qualitative Data Analysis Software to Manage the Research Process
Sheryl L. Chatfield
Chapter 3: After Someone Else’s Interview
Charles Vanover
Charles Vanover
Chapter 4: Transcription as a Form of Qualitative Inquiry
Mariaelena Bartesaghi
Chapter 5: Theories and Practices of Transcription from Discourse Analysis
Silvana di Gregorio
Chapter 6: Voice to Text: Automating Transcription
Paul Mihas
Daniel Turner
Chapter 7: Coding System Design and Management
Andrea J. Bingham & Patricia Witkowsky
Chapter 8: Deductive and Inductive Approaches to Qualitative Data Analysis
Janet C. Richards
Chapter 9: Coding, Categorizing, and Theming the Data: A Reflexive Search for Meaning
James A. Bernauer
Chapter 10: Oral Coding: An Alternative Way to Make Sense of Interview Data
Alyson Welker & George Kamberelis
Chapter 11: Mapping Trajectories: Analyzing and Interpreting Focus Group Data Rhizomatically
Elsa M. Gonzalez and Yvonna S. Lincoln
Chapter 12: Analyzing and Coding Interviews and Focus Groups Considering Cross-Cultural and Cross-Language Data
Paul Mihas
Craig M. McGill, Drew Puroway, and Mark Duslak
Chapter 13: On Being a Researcher-Participant: Challenges With the Iterative Process of Data Production, Analysis and (Re)Production
Paul Mihas
Chapter 14: Memo Writing Strategies: Analyzing the Parts and the Whole
Elaine Keane
Chapter 15: Critical Analytic Memoing
Paul Mihas
Jaime L. Fiddler
Chapter 16: Listening Deeply: Indexing Research Conversations
Adrian Larbi-Cherif, Cori Egan, Joshua L. Glazer
Chapter 17: Emergent Analysis: Strategies for Making Sense of an Evolving Longitudinal Study
Tim Huffman
Chapter 18: Making Claims Using Qualitative Data
Johnny Saldaña
Johnny Saldaña
Chapter 19: Dramatizing Interviews
Robyn Shenfield & Monica Prendergast
Chapter 20: What Makes an Effective Teacher? Revealing Good Teaching Practice Through Poetic Transcription
Kakali Bhattacharya
Chapter 21: Embedding Critical, Creative, and Contemplative Data Analysis in Interview Studies
Sally Campbell Galman
Chapter 22: Follow the Headlights: On Comics-Based Data Analysis
Paul Mihas
Aishath Nasheeda, Haslinda Binti Abdullah, Steven Eric Krauss, Nobaya Binti Ahmed
Chapter 23: Turning Transcripts into Stories
Jessica Smartt Gullion
Chapter 24: Writing for a Broad Audience: White Papers, Blogs, and OpEds
Mitchell Allen
Chapter 25: Sophie’s Choices: The Social Act of Publishing a Qualitative Study
Paul Mihas, Johnny Saldaña, and Charles Vanover

This book is a great addition to the library of qualitative books for use with graduate students. Each chapter has examples to use and offers the nuance and complexities that are inherent in qualitative inquiry.

Anne M. Hornak
Central Michigan University

As an instructor of qualitative research courses, I know this text will be immediately useful for my students. Each chapter calls to mind a student who could benefit from its contents. The whole book is written in a way that’s accessible and down-to-earth and it will appeal to graduate students especially; I’ve picked up some new techniques, as well.

Jane West
Mercer University

A complete guide for qualitative researchers – emerging or experienced. New ways to think about the vital role of qualitative studies!

Jacalyn M. Griffen
Fresno Pacific University

The chapter authors provide clear, practical, and vibrant examples of their strategies. Individually, each chapter gives care to how the authors have used the strategy in the past. Collectively, the chapters provide a wealth of unique and innovative analysis approaches for all qualitative researchers to consider.

Peggy Shannon-Baker
Georgia Southern University

Change of focus in course design.

Dr Sarah Smith Orr, PhD
Management, University Of Nevada-Reno
April 15, 2023

This was a great supplemental text to use in the Qualitative Research foundations course. This supplemented the main text by providing great detail about the "after" of the interview. Many of my students faced challenges in the coding and analyzing, especially during covid, and virtual interviews, so this was a great almost manual for them to have.

Dr Anthony Peddle
Education, University Of Dayton
September 22, 2022

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