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Analysing Qualitative Data in Psychology

Analysing Qualitative Data in Psychology

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296 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Analyzing Qualitative Data in Psychology equips students and researchers in psychology and the social sciences to carry out qualitative data analysis, focusing on four major methods (grounded theory, interpretative phenomenological analysis, discourse analysis and narrative analysis).

Assuming no prior knowledge of qualitative research, chapters on the nature, assumptions and practicalities of each method are written by acknowledged experts. To help students and researchers make informed methodological choices about their own research the book addresses data collection and the writing up of research using each method, while providing a sustained comparison of the four methods, backed up with authoritative analyses using the different methods.

Evanthia Lyons
Doing Qualitative Research
Initial Questions

Adrian Coyle
Introduction to Qualitative Psychological Research
Jonathan Smith and Virginia Eatough
Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis
Lesley Storey
Doing Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis
Sheila Payne
Grounded Theory
Sheila Hawker and Chris Kerr
Doing Grounded Theory
Adrian Coyle
Discourse Analysis
Chris Walton
Doing Discourse Analysis
Michele Crossley
Narrative Analysis
Neil Harbison
Doing Narrative Analysis
Evanthia Lyons
Analysing Qualitative Data
Comparative Reflections


'This is a good read for all potential qualitative researchers, and for quantitative researchers who want to learn what qualitative research is really about!...This is an unusual book, providing all the necessary skills for developing qualitative research skills, and I would recommend it highly for introductory method courses'
Marion Kloep
Psychology: Learning & Teaching

Comprehensive book. Key chapters on the methods that students can read. Great examples in book and flowcharts that are easy for students to follow for their own research. Clear guidance at each stage given

Dr Helen Nicholas
Psychology Department, Worcester University
October 1, 2015

A comprehensive well written textbook which is both a good introduction to qualitative research and therefore works well as a core module text, but also allows more experienced students to develop their upstanding further.

Ms Margaret Husted
Department of Psychology, Surrey University
July 28, 2015

Good introductory guide to qualitative data analysis.

Dr Kirsty Budds
School of Psychology, Keele University
September 2, 2014

I found this book very helpful on understanding qualitative analysis and have recommended it to our final year students

Miss Paula Williams
Counselling & Psychotherapy, Havering College of Further and Higher Education
February 19, 2013

This book has helped my students and has been invaluable to them. The many different approaches are discussed and broken down in to helpful and step by step guides.

Ms Emma Parker
Access To Health, Birmingham Metropolitan College
January 18, 2013

Essential reading for introducing qualitative research and for the students to become acquainted with the method they will apply to their research project.

Dr Ioannis Fronimos
School of Pyschology, University of East London
April 10, 2012

This is a high quality text that provides a good introduction to the main themes around Qualitative Research in Psychology. In addition, it provides an invaluable analysis of two transcripts using found different methods (IPA, DA, GT and NA), thus highlighting the uniqueness and benefits of using each method for the researcher. It is highly recommended to both novice and more experinced researchers.

Dr Dario Pellegrini
Child and Family, Tavistock Centre
February 3, 2012

very accessible book suitable for u/g and p/g dissertations

Mrs Karen McInnes
HaSS, Glamorgan University
December 19, 2011

A very readable and well written overview of the key methodological issues and approaches within qualitative research methods in Psychology. Good use of practical examples makes this a good book for students and lecturers.

Dr Joanna Semlyen
Please select your department, London Metropolitan University
June 2, 2011

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Evanthia Lyons

Evanthia Lyons is Head of the School of Psychology, Criminology and Sociology at Kingston University, London. Her research interests include identity and social representational processes in contexts of intergroup conflict and multi-cultural societies.  More About Author

Adrian Coyle

Adrian Coyle: My engagement with higher education began with my degree in Psychology (with Philosophy), completed at University College Dublin in 1986. In 1987 I moved to London and worked as a research assistant at what was then South Bank Polytechnic until 1989 before transferring to the NHS to work as an HIV Training Officer and Counsellor. After completing my PhD at the University of Surrey in 1991, I took up a lectureship there and have remained at Surrey ever since, fulfilling various roles, principally in relation to the Practitioner Doctorate in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology (as Research Tutor) and currently the MSc... More About Author

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