Qualitative Data Analysis
- Patricia Bazeley - Western Sydney University, Australia
Qualitative Data Analysis | Qualitative Research (General)
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.
Pat Bazeley’s book is suitable for both novice and experienced researchers who are serious about undertaking rigorous qualitative analysis. It succeeds in balancing academic considerations with the practicalities of doing qualitative data analysis. The entire text is prescribed reading for all my senior students who are tackling qualitative research.
If you are new to qualitative research and interested in developing theory at doctoral level, this book is a useful resource for demystifying theory development. As a Phenomenologist, I found the phenomenology sections are written in accessible language. A valuable guide covering the basics, including naming codes and understanding thick descriptions.
For many students and emerging scholars new to qualitative research, the analysis of qualitative research data remains a mysterious process. This book is an indispensable guide in opening up this ‘black box’ of qualitative research. Pat Bazeley shows the qualitative data analysis process in action: not a technical and highly procedural undertaking, but an interpretative act that requires as much systematicity as it requires creativity, imagination and thinking.
Good for an introductory level graduate class.
Great book! I would like to adopt in the future but was not asked to teach the course of the review document.
It was used for students to gain an understanding of Qualitative data analysis and the difference between qualitative and quantitative