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Analyzing and Interpreting Qualitative Research
After the Interview

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April 2021 | 376 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

This text provides comprehensive coverage of the key methods for analyzing, interpreting, and writing up qualitative research in a single volume, and drawing on the expertise of major names in the field. Covering all the steps in the process of analyzing, interpreting, and presenting findings in qualitative research, the authors utilize a consistent chapter structure that provides novice and seasoned researchers with pragmatic, “how-to” strategies. Each chapter introduces the method; uses one of the authors' own research projects as a case study of the method described; shows how the specific analytic method can be used in other types of studies; and concludes with questions and activities to prompt class discussion or personal study.

Charles Vanover, Paul Mihas, and Johnny Saldaña
Introduction
Charles Vanover and Paul Mihas
SECTION 1: DATA AND CONCEPTUAL OPTIONS
Gerardo L. Blanco & Gretchen B. Rossman
Chapter 1: As A Qualitative Study Unfolds: Shifts in Design and Analysis
Jessica N. Lester & Trena M. Paulus
Chapter 2: Using Qualitative Data Analysis Software to Manage the Research Process
Sheryl L. Chatfield
Chapter 3: After Someone Else’s Interview
Charles Vanover
SECTION 2: INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION STRATEGIES
Charles Vanover
Chapter 4: Transcription as a Form of Qualitative Inquiry
Mariaelena Bartesaghi
Chapter 5: Theories and Practices of Transcription from Discourse Analysis
Silvana di Gregorio
Chapter 6: Voice to Text: Automating Transcription
Paul Mihas
SECTION 3: STRATEGIES FOR CODING AND CATEGORIZING DATA
Daniel Turner
Chapter 7: Coding System Design and Management
Andrea J. Bingham & Patricia Witkowsky
Chapter 8: Deductive and Inductive Approaches to Qualitative Data Analysis
Janet C. Richards
Chapter 9: Coding, Categorizing, and Theming the Data: A Reflexive Search for Meaning
James A. Bernauer
Chapter 10: Oral Coding: An Alternative Way to Make Sense of Interview Data
Alyson Welker & George Kamberelis
Chapter 11: Mapping Trajectories: Analyzing and Interpreting Focus Group Data Rhizomatically
Elsa M. Gonzalez and Yvonna S. Lincoln
Chapter 12: Analyzing and Coding Interviews and Focus Groups Considering Cross-Cultural and Cross-Language Data
Paul Mihas
SECTION 4: REFLECTION AND ANALYTIC MEMOING STRATEGIES
Craig M. McGill, Drew Puroway, and Mark Duslak
Chapter 13: On Being a Researcher-Participant: Challenges With the Iterative Process of Data Production, Analysis and (Re)Production
Paul Mihas
Chapter 14: Memo Writing Strategies: Analyzing the Parts and the Whole
Elaine Keane
Chapter 15: Critical Analytic Memoing
Paul Mihas
SECTION 5: INTERPRETIVE STRATEGIES
Jaime L. Fiddler
Chapter 16: Listening Deeply: Indexing Research Conversations
Adrian Larbi-Cherif, Cori Egan, Joshua L. Glazer
Chapter 17: Emergent Analysis: Strategies for Making Sense of an Evolving Longitudinal Study
Tim Huffman
Chapter 18: Making Claims Using Qualitative Data
Johnny Saldaña
SECTION 6: ARTS-BASED PRACTICES
Johnny Saldaña
Chapter 19: Dramatizing Interviews
Robyn Shenfield & Monica Prendergast
Chapter 20: What Makes an Effective Teacher? Revealing Good Teaching Practice Through Poetic Transcription
Kakali Bhattacharya
Chapter 21: Embedding Critical, Creative, and Contemplative Data Analysis in Interview Studies
Sally Campbell Galman
Chapter 22: Follow the Headlights: On Comics-Based Data Analysis
Paul Mihas
SECTION 7: WRITING-UP PRACTICES
Aishath Nasheeda, Haslinda Binti Abdullah, Steven Eric Krauss, Nobaya Binti Ahmed
Chapter 23: Turning Transcripts into Stories
Jessica Smartt Gullion
Chapter 24: Writing for a Broad Audience: White Papers, Blogs, and OpEds
Mitchell Allen
Chapter 25: Sophie’s Choices: The Social Act of Publishing a Qualitative Study
Paul Mihas, Johnny Saldaña, and Charles Vanover
Conclusion

This book is a great addition to the library of qualitative books for use with graduate students. Each chapter has examples to use and offers the nuance and complexities that are inherent in qualitative inquiry.

Anne M. Hornak
Central Michigan University

As an instructor of qualitative research courses, I know this text will be immediately useful for my students. Each chapter calls to mind a student who could benefit from its contents. The whole book is written in a way that’s accessible and down-to-earth and it will appeal to graduate students especially; I’ve picked up some new techniques, as well.

Jane West
Mercer University

A complete guide for qualitative researchers – emerging or experienced. New ways to think about the vital role of qualitative studies!

Jacalyn M. Griffen
Fresno Pacific University

The chapter authors provide clear, practical, and vibrant examples of their strategies. Individually, each chapter gives care to how the authors have used the strategy in the past. Collectively, the chapters provide a wealth of unique and innovative analysis approaches for all qualitative researchers to consider.

Peggy Shannon-Baker
Georgia Southern University

Charles Francis Vanover

Charles Vanover is an associate professor at the University of South Florida. He is the author of “Chalkboard Concerto,” “Teaching the Power of the Word,” and the five ethnodramas in his Inquiry Theatre Series. More About Author

Paul A. Mihas

Paul Mihas is the Assistant Director of Education and Qualitative Research at the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the former managing editor of Social Forces, a journal of sociology published at the University of North Carolina Press. He teaches regularly through the ICPSR Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research and the Global School of Empirical Research Methods at the University of St. Gallen, the Norwegian Business School, and the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Economics. As a qualitative analysis consultant with ResearchTalk, he serves as... More About Author

Johnny Saldana

Johnny Saldaña is Professor Emeritus from Arizona State University’s (ASU) School of Film, Dance, and Theatre in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, where he taught from 1981 to 2014. He received his BFA in Drama and English Education in 1976, and MFA in Drama Education in 1979 from the University of Texas at Austin.Saldaña is the author of Longitudinal Qualitative Research: Analyzing Change through Time (AltaMira Press, 2003); Fundamentals of Qualitative Research (Oxford University Press, 2011); Ethnotheatre: Research from Page to Stage (Left Coast Press, 2011); Thinking Qualitatively: Methods of Mind (Sage Publications, 2015... More About Author

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