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Analysing Qualitative Data

Analysing Qualitative Data

176 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Outlining how to select the most appropriate tool for analyzing data, Analysing Qualitative Data also provides the reader with an awareness of the various challenges that are unique to interpreting the conceptual and subjective data generated in qualitative research.
The Nature of Qualitative Analysis
Data Preparation
Thematic Coding and Categorizing
Analysing Biographies and Narratives
Comparative Analysis
Analytic Quality and Ethics
Getting Started with Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis
Searching and Other Analytic Activities Using Software
Putting it All Together

'The book gives very clear and straightforward information about the preparation, reduction, and sorting of gathered data [...] [It] is full of practical advice, a lot of how-to-do suggestions, and useful examples, as well as the indications of the possible difficulties and dangers of

mistakes. All this makes it an interesting option for the teachers of a qualitative

research course as well as for novice researchers.' -
Ewa Krzaklewska
Forum: Qualitative Social Research

Well-structured and good visualizations for improved understanding. Can be used for students both as an introduction and for the thesis.

Ms Charlotte Asbjørn Sörensen
Communications , K3/ Productdesign
April 28, 2016

Extremely accessible book, suitable for final year UG students engaged in qual research analysis, as well as PG students. A good starting point for more practical advice and ideas for analytical approaches. Highly recommended, along with Miles & Huberman's Qual Data Analysis (also published by Sage)

Mr Andrew Holmes
Centre for Educational Studies, Hull University
June 16, 2015

Excellent, well written, detailed. Key reading for students engaged in analysing research data, for both UG and PG level students. Very accessible book that is easy to follow but has great depth.

Mr Andrew G Holmes
Centre for Educational Studies, Hull University
May 15, 2015

I have not received the book! The link on your website to re-order/re-send does not seem to work.

Please would you re-send this book.
Thank you

Ms Vicky Du-Caine
Centre for Educational Studies, Hull University
May 14, 2015

Gibbs provides an extrremely useful introductionary guide to analysing qualitative data. The text is clearly written and organised and will be of help to students undertaking qualiitative and mixed methods research.

Mr Kris Christmann
Centre of Applied Criminology, Huddersfield University
April 26, 2015

A sound introduction and reference book on the topic.

Dr Graham Du Plessis
Department of Psychology, Rand Afrikaans University
January 12, 2015

A useful resource for undergraduate, but also for MA students to understand the complicated process of analysing their qualitative data. Our library ordered several copies of this book.

Ms Eva Mikuska
Deapartment of Childcare, Social Work and Social Care, University of Chichester
December 17, 2014

The introductory chapters of the ethnographic course

Dr Zhidong Zhang
Colg of Education, Univ Of Texas-Brownsville/Tsc
December 10, 2014

Useful, clear and sensible advice for any researcher starting on the route to analysing qualitative data.

Miss Christine Hibbert
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam Univ.
July 9, 2014

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