“I like that it is practice focused. The real world examples are key and the real world problems make the text more useful. The exercises are nice to pick from for in-class activities or small projects.”
I really think that this is the book that was very much needed. Thematic analysis in my experience is one of the most popular techniques that students use in their dissertations, but there has been little written about methodological foundations and the actual process and procedures of this kind of analysis. I think this book fills this gap very well and provides the description of actual analytical techniques to make the process more structured and rigorous. The book also incorporates examples from NVivo which is a very popular software with many institutions at the moment.
“There are few qualitative texts that really present a step-by-step process of how to analyze qualitative data in a systematic and rigorous way. It is very well written, students will find this text helpful. The examples are great.”
Deals with topic in a clear and easily understoood manner. Guides the students through the various stages and provides thought provoking discussion at intervals.
Excellent book, but I couldn't fit it into my existing syllabus.
I really think that this is the book that was very much needed. Thematic analysis in my experience is one of the most popular techniques that students use in their dissertations, but there has been little written about methodological foundations and the actual process and procedures of this kind of analysis. I think this book fills this gap very well and provides description of actual analytical techniques to make the process more structured and reliable. The book also incorporates examples from NVivo which is a very popular software with many institutions at the moment.
Excellent text - definitely fills a gap for this type of data analysis
One of the best books ever written on thematic analysis. The book gives a good grasp on what thematic analysis is all about. Strongly recommended for masters and PhD students.
Ordered for Library and recommended for an upcoming qualitative methods course.
An excellent text that explains the use of applied thematic analysis. A useful companion when undertaking thematic research.
good text but too specific for introductory course
Content wise, a decent book on thematic analysis.
An excellent and detailed overview of thematic analysis - an approach favoured by many dissertation students. Both detailed and easy to read.
A very useful text to guide and support dissertation or postgrad students implementing thematic analysis in their projects. Provides a great step by step guide to apply analysis in a flexible manner. Also well written and easy to follow.
A detailed, practical handbook on thematic analysis that focuses on applied research using textual data. It is strong on the selection of methods of analysis that are fit for purpose and on choosing qualitative data analysis software.
Well written book , will be useful for the postgraduate students who are doing qualitative research . This book has given details description of carrying out thematic analysis which will be very useful early stage career researchers. The other books in the market on thematic analysis are not helpful like this. Very easy to read and understand the critical issues. I would recommend all the postgrads to have it.
This book will not be used for this course as the course is purely about thematic analysis emanating from grounded theory and will look at code production and theme generation from inductive and deductive means. This book focuses on Applied Thematic Analysis (ATA) rather than how thematic analysis is applied. Whilst this book is not suitable for the course, it may be used in publications and used in my own research as there are some interesting comparisons and discussion points between the difference between thematic analysis and ATA.
For M level social work students who are undertaking primary qualitative research this book offers the key features and guidance of a popular method of analysis and how to undertake it in a rigorous and credible way
This book offers a practical guidance on how to apply the thematic analysis in practice even for someone who has never conducted qualitative research. It is written in a simple language and therefore very approachable from the reader's perspective. It also includes real-world examples which again help to illustrate how the thematic analysis should be conducted.
A thorough and much needed text on what is a very useful but often misunderstood research technique. Written clearly, with reference to the many practical exercises contained within, the reader is carefully taken through the steps of the Thematic Analysis process. A variety of common pitfalls are outlined and addressed throughout each stage of the process. Overall, an excellent resource.
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