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Qualitative Data Analysis: From Start to Finish 2ed

by Jamie Harding SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
11/2018
ISBN:
9781526402806
Format:
Pbk 328 pages
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This is the ideal text to get students up and running with the basics of qualitative data analysis. It breaks everything down into a series of simple steps and introduces the practical tools and techniques students need to turn their transcripts into meaningful research. Using multidisciplinary data from interviews and focus groups Jamie Harding provides clear guidance on how to apply key research skills such as making summaries, identifying similarities, drawing comparisons and using codes. The book sets out real world applicable advice, provides easy to follow best practice and helps you to: Manage and sort your data Find your argument and define your conclusions Answer your research question Write up your research for assessment and dissemination Clear, pragmatic and honest this book will give you the perfect framework to start understanding your qualitative data and to finish your research project.

STAGE 1 RESEARCH DESIGN AND PREPARATION
Chapter 1 Introduction to qualitative social research
Chapter 2 Designing qualitative research: your key questions
Chapter 3 Practical issues in qualitative research
STAGE 2 DATA COLLECTION AND MANAGEMENT
Chapter 4 Collecting and managing interview data
Chapter 5 Collecting and managing focus group data
STAGE 3 DATA ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION
Chapter 6 A brief introduction to the analysis of qualitative data
Chapter 7 Step one for analysing your interview data - making summaries and comparisons
Chapter 8 Step two for analysing your interview data – using codes
Chapter 9 Step three for analysing your interview data - finding conceptual themes and building theory
Chapter 10 Analysing your focus group data
Chapter 11 What if I want to try a different form of analysis
STAGE 4 DISSEMINATION
Chapter 12 Writing about your qualitative research

Jamie Harding received his PhD from the Department of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He has been employed at Northumbria University since 1995, first as a Lecturer in Housing Studies and more recently as a Senior Lecturer in Research Methods in the Department of Social Sciences. Before moving into higher education he worked for a number of social housing organisations.