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Analysing Qualitative Data

Analysing Qualitative Data

August 2012 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Outlining how to select the most appropriate tool for analyzing data, Analysing Qualitative Data also provides the reader with an awareness of the various challenges that are unique to interpreting the conceptual and subjective data generated in qualitative research.
The Nature of Qualitative Analysis
Data Preparation
Thematic Coding and Categorizing
Analysing Biographies and Narratives
Comparative Analysis
Analytic Quality and Ethics
Getting Started with Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis
Searching and Other Analytic Activities Using Software
Putting it All Together

A useful general guide for qualitative analysis, suitable for all levels of undergraduate student

Helen Gregory
Psychology (Francis Close Hall), Gloucestershire University
October 14, 2013

I have adopted this book as a required reading for my coursework Masters Students from 2014 onwards (I will recommend it for my current 2013 students). I will also be using it as a required reading for all my full Masters and PhD students, as well as ordering 2 copies for each of the 2 libraries on each of the campuses where our degree programmes run. I have also given samples to the other lecturers in our department who teach research methodology courses at both the undergrad and postgrad levels.
I appreciate the concise and specific focus of this book, and the qualitative research series it is part of. This book is user friendly and practical and so I think that the students will respond well to it. Due to the concise focus of each book on various aspects of qualitative research, the books are more affordable, applicable and relevant for coursework masters and honours students specifically. This book speaks directly to my students in terms of what they need to know and by providing practical guidelines for how to progress with their qualitative research.
There is most definitely a need for options such as these shorter and content-specific books for honours and coursework masters students as they are focusing on more specific approaches to research. It is also valuable for students who have limited financial budgets and who also find the broader and more extensive research manuals to be confusing and largely inapplicable for their research needs.

Dr Samantha Leonard
Department of Development Studies, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
May 20, 2013

A good text on the difficult subject of anlaysing qualitative data

Mrs Ruth Smith
Design, University of Central Lancashire
November 6, 2012

A useful resource for undergraduate students to understand the process of analysing qualitative data when considering research methods and writing research assignments on the understanding of research processes.

Lorraine Murray
Nursing , University of Hertforedshire
November 2, 2012

Excellent book for our students to get to grips with qualitative research.

Dr Andrew Soundy
Physiotherapy Department, Birmingham University
May 2, 2012

This is a very readable text which is appropriate to the level and experience of the students involved in the module, and contains useful examples and tables which help clarify some of the issues of qualitative research. I have used this in conjunction with some of the video clips of Graham Gibbs talking about coding and thematic analysis issued by the University of Huddersfield. However, not all of the students on our research methods modules will use qualitative approaches as opposed to quantitative, so it is a recommended text as opposed to essential.

Dr Richard Knight
Management and HR, Birmingham City University
May 2, 2012

This book was recently recommended to myself during a methods seminar - as I find it very suitable as an introduction to qualitative analysis I included it in the reading list for students of occupational therapy. The content is clearly structured, the required information can be quickly retrieved and the text is easy to understand even if your first language is not English.

Ms Katrin Unterweger
Ergotherapie, FH Krems - University of Applied Sciences
April 2, 2012

This text will be a valuable resource for the research mthods module for level 5 tourism and evetns students. It will be used during workshops and assist students understand the basics of coding data. This series is a great addition as they are straightforward and not overwhelming to students unfamiliar with research methods.

Dr Louise Platt
Ctr for Tourism,Consumer & Food Studie, Liverpool John Moores University
September 8, 2011

This is a very useful book for analysing qualitative data. It takes the reader through codes, indexes thematic coding and categorising in a way that makes qualitative data easy to manage. The section introducing transcribed data into software programs makes the book a must for contemporary qualitative analysis.

Ms Emma Etuk
St Bart's Schl of Nursing & Midwifery, City University
July 21, 2011

Have ordered copies for our library and recommended to students on our research tools course. Very clear and accessible introduction to data analysis.

Dr Sharon Hall
Working with Children, Young People & Families, Newman University College
April 4, 2011

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