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Qualitative Data Analysis

Qualitative Data Analysis
A Methods Sourcebook

Fourth Edition

January 2019 | 424 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Qualitative Data Analysis is a classic text that has helped thousands of graduate students since its first publication in 1984. The Fourth 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. Matthew B. Miles and A. Michael Huberman's original research studies are profiled and accompanied with new examples from Johnny Saldaña's recent qualitative work, and now also examples from other recent studies that have used the framework from this book. New graphics have been added, other conceptual frameworks are drawn upon, new forms of data are covered, and the book is now more broad-based and will appeal to researchers from a variety of disciplines. The Fourth Edition also moves the book in a more humanistic and less post-positivist direction.
Preface to the Fourth Edition
Part 1: The Substantive Start
Chapter 1: Introduction
The Purpose of This Book  
The Nature of This Book  
Our Orientation  
An Approach to Qualitative Data Analysis  
The Nature of Qualitative Data Analysis  
Our View of Qualitative Data Analysis  
Suggestions for Readers  
Closure and Transition  
Chapter 2: Research Design and Data Management
Loose Versus Tight Research Designs  
Displaying the Conceptual Framework  
Methodologies (Genres) of Qualitative Research  
Formulating Research Questions  
Defining the Case  
Sampling: Bounding the Collection of Data  
Linking Qualitative and Quantitative Data  
Data Management Issues Bearing on Analysis  
Closure and Transition  
Chapter 3: Ethical Issues in Analysis
Agreements with Study Participants  
Ethical Issues  
Conflicts, Dilemmas, and Trade-Offs  
Closure and Transition  
Chapter 4: Fundamentals of Qualitative Data Analysis
First Cycle Codes and Coding  
Second Cycle Coding - Pattern Codes  
Analytic Memoing  
Within-Case and Cross-Case Analysis  
Closure and Transition  
Part Two: Displaying the Data  
Chapter 5: Designing Matrix, Network, and Graphic Displays
Display Format Options  
Timing of Display Design  
Entering Matrix, Network, and Graphic Data  
Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions from Matrix, Network, and Graphic Displays  
The Methods Profiles  
Closure and Transition  
Chapter 6: Methods of Exploring
Exploring Fieldwork in Progress  
Exploring Variables  
Exploring Reports in Progress  
Closure and Transition  
Chapter 7: Methods of Describing
Describing Participants  
Describing Validity  
Describing Variability  
Describing Actions  
Closure and Transition  
Chapter 8: Methods of Ordering
Ordering by Time  
Ordering Processes  
Ordering by Cases  
Closure and Transition  
Chapter 9: Methods of Explaining
Antecedent Conditions, Mediating Variables, and Outcomes  
On Causation and Explanation  
Explaining Interrelationship  
Explaining Change  
Explaining Causation  
Closure and Transition  
Chapter 10: Methods of Predicting
Methods of Predicting  
Closure and Transition  
Part 3: Making Good Sense
Chapter 11: Drawing and Verifying Conclusions
Tactics for Generating Meaning  
Tactics for Testing or Confirming Findings  
Standards for the Quality of Conclusions  
Analytic Documentation  
Closure and Transition  
Chapter 12: Writing About Qualitative Research
Audiences and Effects  
Voices and Styles  
Writing Examples and Recommendations  
Traditional Presentation Modes  
Progressive Presentation Modes  
On Theses and Disseratations  
Chapter 13: Closure
Qualitative Analysis at a Glance  
Final Advice  
Appendix: An Annotated Bibliography of Qualitative Research Methods Resources  


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ISBN: 9781506353074