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Qualitative Data Analysis - International Student Edition

Qualitative Data Analysis - International Student Edition
A Methods Sourcebook

Fourth Edition

January 2019 | 408 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
“This comprehensive, practical, user-friendly book provides a wealth of data analysis strategies that are essential for any qualitative research. It is a must-have tool book for moving from data analysis to writing for publication!”
Guofang Li, University of British Columbia, Canada  

Miles, Huberman, and Saldaña’s Qualitative Data Analysis: A Methods Sourcebook is the authoritative text for analyzing and displaying qualitative research data. The Fourth Edition maintains the analytic rigor of previous editions while showcasing a variety of new visual display models for qualitative inquiry. Graphics are added to the now-classic matrix and network illustrations of the original co-authors. Five chapters have been substantially revised, and the appendix’s annotated bibliography includes new titles in research methods. Graduate students and established scholars from all disciplines will find this resource an innovative compendium of ideas for the representation and presentation of qualitative data. As the authors demonstrate, when researchers “think display,” their analyses of social life capture the complex and vivid processes of the people and institutions studied.
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



Student Study Site
The open-access Study site includes:

Downloadable worksheets, templates, and Appendices from the book.

A selected bibliography of SAGE journal articles compiled by author Johnny Saldana.

For instructors

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ISBN: 9781544371856