Analyzing qualitative data
The last decade has witnessed considerable growth in the development of qualitativeresearch. Most methodological development has been concerned with datacollection. As a consequence, texts, readers and monographs remain relativelysilent on the conduct of data analysis, yet this is an area on which most researchersrequire some guidance.This collection brings together a range of distinguished contributors who haveworked with qualitative data. Among the examples provided are accounts of ethnographers, case study workers, lone researchers, team-based investigators andthose who use specialist approaches including discourse analysis.Together they demonstrate that a range of approaches are involved in qualitativedata analysis, and suggest different ways in which qualitative data can be handledto overcome problems with these data.The book will be essential reading for undergraduates and postgraduatesfollowing research courses and conducting empirical studies, as well as for thosecoming to qualitative research for the first time.
is Professor of Social Research, Loughborough University, and
is Professor of Sociology, University of Warwick.