Analysing Qualitative Data in Psychology
- Evanthia Lyons - Kingston University, UK
- Adrian Coyle - Kingston University, UK
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.
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.
Moved to a new university. Will consider adoption on courses there, especially post graduate course, as the content was relevant and accessible.