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Qualitative Data Analysis
A Methods Sourcebook

Third Edition

The authoritative text for displaying qualitative research data

Companion Website


© 2014 | 408 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The Third Edition of Miles & Huberman's classic research methods text is updated and streamlined by Johnny Saldaña, author of The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers. Several of the data display strategies from previous editions are now presented in re-envisioned and reorganized formats to enhance reader accessibility and comprehension. The Third Edition’s presentation of the fundamentals of research design and data management is followed by five distinct methods of analysis: exploring, describing, ordering, explaining, and predicting. Miles and Huberman's original research studies are profiled and accompanied with new examples from Saldaña's recent qualitative work. The book's most celebrated chapter, "Drawing and Verifying Conclusions," is retained and revised, and the chapter on report writing has been greatly expanded, and is now called “Writing About Qualitative Research.” Comprehensive and authoritative, Qualitative Data Analysis has been elegantly revised for a new generation of qualitative researchers.

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Contents
 
List of Displays
 
Preface to the Third Edition by Johnny Saldaña
 
Acknowledgements from the Second Edition by Matthew B. Miles and A. Michael Huberman
 
About the Authors
 
PART I. THE SUBSTANTIVE START
 
1. Introduction
 
2. Research Design and Management
 
3. Ethical Issues in Analysis
 
4. Fundamentals of Qualitative Data Analysis
 
PART II. DISPLAYING THE DATA
 
5. Designing Matrix and Network Displays
 
6. Methods of Exploring
 
7. Methods of Describing
 
8. Methods of Ordering
 
9. Methods of Explaining
 
10. Methods of Predicting
 
PART III: MAKING GOOD SENSE
 
11. Drawing and Verifying Conclusions
 
12. Writing About Qualitative Research
 
13. Closure
 
Appendix – An Annotated Bibliography of Qualitative Research Resources
 
References
 
Index

Supplements

Student Study Site
The Student Study Site features: A Selected Bibliography of Articles in Qualitative Inquiry A selected bibliography provides access to relevant full-text articles from SAGE’s leading research journals. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the book. Downloadable Display Templates Several display forms, matrices, and templates from the book are available for download as usable Word documents. A display is an organized, compressed assembly of information that allows conclusion drawing and action. The displays discussed and illustrated in this book include many types of matrices, graphs, charts, and networks. All are designed to assemble organized information into an immediately accessible compact form.

"This book is a wonderful, valuable and truly important contribution to the field of qualitative research. Saldana has updated, innovated and altogether advanced the insights and wisdom of practice of Miles and Huberman in such a way as to amplify the value of their work while making it even more usable and inspiring to researchers concerned with engaging in rigorous, reflective, systematic and reliable empirical research. This book adds great value to the field of qualitative research and I will use it in all of my methods courses with great enthusiasm and appreciation. Thank you for your hard work, I am grateful!"

Sharon Ravitch
University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia

"I definitely plan to adopt this edition when it becomes available.  In recent years, this has been a text I encourage student to use as a reference.  The new edition will be a required textbook for my Advanced Qualitative Research course."

Mary Madden
University Of Maine - Orono

“The new material is well integrated, it still has the Miles and Huberman content, but the presentation strategy adds new material and “softens” the quantitative edge of the Second Edition.  I think the section on coding (Chapter 4) is an excellent presentation and surpasses similar material in Saldaña’s previous book. This book continues to be the best basic sourcebook available."

James H. Banning
Colorado State University

"Yes, this is a much improved 3rd edition and I know my students will find it extremely valuable as a handbook, instructional guide, and day-to-day resource in their qualitative analysis activities."

Carolyn Garcia
University Of Minnesota-Twin Cities - Minneapolis

“All in all, the updated Sourcebook is an impressive accomplishment in preserving Miles and Huberman’s original vision while also moving research approaches forward with the changing demands of the field...Saldaña reorganized the Sourcebook with great care and according to Miles and Huberman’s five primary purposes of data display: to explore, describe, order, explain, and predict...With all its helpful updates, the new and improved Sourcebook provides an extensive overview and a range of practical applications of possible and ‘elusive’ qualitative data analysis methods (aimed primarily at textual data).”

Elmar Hashimov, Ball State University
Technical Communication Quarterly
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • The previous edition's primary organization of "within-case" and "cross-case" analyses is now reorganized into methods of exploring, describing, ordering, explaining, and predicting.
  • Each methods profile now follows a standard format: Description, Applications, Example, Analysis, and Notes.
  • Johnny Saldaña has streamlined and edited the narrative for a more readable and elegant text.
  • Each chapter now ends with a “Closure and Transition” section.
  • A new appendix includes an annotated bibliography—compiled by Saldaña—of key titles in qualitative research.
  • More recent citations of the professional literature in the field have been added, while references to older works have been deleted.
  • Several of Saldaña's qualitative data analytic methods (from his bestselling The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers 2e, SAGE ©2013) have been integrated into the Third Edition.
  • The use of qualitative software, previous mentioned in an appendix, is now integrated throughout.
  • All artwork in the Third Edition has been reformatted, redrawn, streamlined when necessary, and consistently labeled as “displays.”
  • The Companion  Website accompanying the book (www.sagepub.com/miles3e) will include links to related SAGE journals articles. Additionally, several display forms, matrices, and templates from the book will be available for downloading.
  • The Ethics chapter (formerly Chapter 11, now Chapter 3) has been expanded and moved to appear earlier in the text.
  • The book's most celebrated chapter, Drawing and Verifying Conclusions (current Chapter 11) is retained and revised, and a chapter from the Second Edition on Producing Reports has been greatly expanded, and is now called Writing About Qualitative Research (Chapter 12).

KEY FEATURES:

  • Each method of data display and analysis is described in detail, with practical suggestions for adaptation and use.
  • Vivid examples from a host of education and social science disciplines show the application of qualitative research methods in real-world settings.
  • Comprehensive coverage and a hands-on, practical approach make this a seminal treatment of the topic.

"Qualitative Data Analysis: A Methods Sourcebook" is the third edition of Miles & Huberman's classic 1994 research methods text, updated and streamlined by Johnny Saldaña, author of Sage Publications' "The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers." Several of the data display strategies from the first and second editions of "Qualitative Data Analysis" are retained in this revision, while presenting them in re-envisioned and reorganized formats to enhance reader accessibility and comprehension.

The third edition of "Qualitative Data Analysis" presents the fundamentals of research design and data management, followed by five distinct methods of analysis: exploring, describing, ordering, explaining, and predicting. Miles and Huberman's original research studies are profiled, accompanied with new examples from Saldaña's recent qualitative work. The book's most celebrated chapter, "Drawing and Verifying Conclusions," is retained in this edition, while presenting new approaches to "Writing About Qualitative Research."


Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 6 Methods of Exploring


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ISBN: 9781452257877