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Qualitative Analysis : Social Research Today - Douglas Ezzy

Qualitative Analysis

Social Research Today

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Published: 7th March 2002
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"Qualitative Analysis" offers a detailed introduction to the practice of data analysis that is both user-friendly and theoretically grounded. Drawing on his extensive experience of qualitative research, Douglas Ezzy reviews approaches to data analysis in established research traditions including ethnography, phenomenology and symbolic interactionism, alongside the newer approaches informed by cultural studies and feminism. He explains the difference between inductive, deductive and abductive theory building, provides a guide to computer-assisted analysis and outlines techniques such as journal writing, team meetings and participant reviews.
At the heart of insightful qualitative research is a dialogue between tradition and innovation, ideas and observations, theory and data, and interpretation and action. Ezzy explains how to engage in this dialogue by choosing methods of data analysis to suit the research project, adapting these methods as needed.
Qualitative Analysis is a valuable reference for research students and for professional researchers in the social sciences and health.

'At last! - an enjoyable methods book which is a compelling read AND genuinely practical in analysing qualitative research. A 'must-have'.'- Professor Allan Kellehear, La Trobe University - 'This is a good book on an important topic. It offers sound, level-headed, balanced advice, is up-to-date, written in an engaging style, and covers virtually all of the main issues relating to the analytic and writing process in qualitative research.' - Professor Nigel Fielding, University of Surrey -

List of figures
Introduction
Acknowledgments
Theory and data: a hermeneutic approachp. 1
Politics, rigour and ethicsp. 33
Data analysis during data collectionp. 60
Coding data and interpreting text: methods of analysisp. 80
Computer-assisted qualitative data analysisp. 111
Writing about qualitative datap. 138
Concluding reflectionsp. 164
Bibliographyp. 167
Indexp. 183
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ISBN: 9780415281270
ISBN-10: 041528127X
Series: Social Research Today
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 190
Published: 7th March 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.46 x 14.1  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1