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Qualitative Data Analysis

Qualitative Data Analysis
Key Approaches

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January 2023 | 336 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
With numerous approaches to choose from, knowing where to start when doing qualitative data analysis (QDA) can be a challenge. This book gives you direction with an accessible and thorough introduction to nine different approaches to QDA, written by a multi-disciplinary team with years of experience teaching and analysing data using these methods.  

With a clear focus on the ‘how to’ of QDA, each chapter includes:   
•Step-by-step descriptions of how to apply each approach in your research 
•Online and in-text activities to help you practice your skills 
•Annotated reading lists so you can dig deeper into key topics 
•Case studies from a range of disciplines so you can see how each approach works in practice. 

The perfect companion on your journey through QDA, the book also offers a comprehensive introduction to the use of NVivo QDA software, helping both new and experienced researchers get to grips with the essentials. 


Introduction: Walking On and Off the Beaten Track
Critical Discourse Analysis: The Articulation of Power and Ideology in Texts
Grounded Theory: Key Principles and Two Different Approaches
Narrative Analysis: Analysing ‘Small Stories’ in Social Sciences
NVivo: An Introduction to Textual Qualitative Data-Analysis with Software
Process-Tracing: Making Single Case Studies Transparent and Convincing
Qualitative Comparative Analysis: A Qualitative Method for Uncovering Complex Causal Relations
Qualitative Content Analysis: A Practical Introduction
Textual Analysis: A Practical Introduction to Studying Texts in Media and Cultural Studies
Thematic Analysis: An Analytical Method in Its Own Right
Conclusion: Comparing Destinations and Road Maps

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