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Qualitative Data Analysis

Qualitative Data Analysis
Practical Strategies

Second Edition
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November 2020 | 512 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Balancing theoretical foundations with practical strategies, this book helps you develop an approach to your qualitative analysis that is both systematic and insightful.

It demonstrates the importance of tying analysis into every aspect of research, from design, through data collection and management, to writing up, and provides step-by-step guidance on how to embed analysis from start to finish. Grounded in the reality of doing research, this second edition:

  • Presents visual and text-based methods for analysis, using manual and digital tools 
  • Inspires confidence as you code, connect and interrogate observational, text and visual data
  • Showcases best practice and helps you navigate real-life dilemmas using case studies of research from across the social sciences.

Together with rich online resources including videos, datasets and journal articles, this is an important new edition for all students undertaking qualitative research, with a focus on analysis and design.

Part I: Laying the foundations for analysis
Chapter 1: Thinking and working qualitatively
Chapter 2: Foundations for thinking and working qualitatively
Chapter 3: Design that supports analysis
Chapter 4: Managing and preparing data for analysis
Part II: Fundamentals of analysis: working with data
Chapter 5: Read, reflect, and connect: initial explorations of data
Chapter 6: Coding as an analytic strategy
Chapter 7: Tools to manage the coding process
Chapter 8: Codes, themes, and descriptive writing
Chapter 9: Working with cases to build understanding and explanation
Chapter 10: Learning from stories, accounts, and conversations
Chapter 11: Analysing visual data
Chapter 12: Comparative analyses using coded data
Part III: Extending analysis beyond codes and themes
Chapter 13: Exploring, seeing, and investigating connections in data
Chapter 14: Elaborating concepts, developing theory
Chapter 15: Realising coherent understanding
Chapter 16: Defending and extending: issues of quality and significance

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