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Lyn Richards has produced a very accessible guide on how to work with qualitative data in a meaningful way. This book is unique in that Richards’ correctly assumes that today’s qualitative researchers will be using technology in their analysis. She weaves this understanding into each phase of the process she describes, guiding the novice through key aspects of how to effectively handle their data.
A really useful text to help students get to grips with data analysis.
This is an excellent text, it is well structured and provides a step by step approach for students to follow when analysing their qualitative data with particular application to the use of computer software.
This book provides a useful overview of collecting and analysing qualitative data. However, given that this book has a subtitle of 'practical guide', I miss a range of examples - everything remains quite abstract. I acknowledge that there is a companion website that provides examples but for me a textbook also needs to work by itself without having to go to a website for essentials.
An excellent guide to the analysis process that encourages readers to engage deeply and over a prolonged period of time with their data - for this it. For this reason it is recommended for advanced research methods courses and dissertation courses (and PhD studies) where students are collecting and/or analysing their own data.
Any student in Hons or Masters using qualitative research would do well reading and using this invaluable resource. It is practical and does what it says on the tin. Students could do with the assistance with the often elusive qualitative data.
A concise, yet comprehensive, resource to engage with the practice of qualitative data analysis.
An accessible and useful resource
I have recommended this book as an excellent source of support when learning NVivo
Excellent text for Level 7 and 8 senior work based practitioner researchers.
As a PhD student and lecturer who supervises undergraduate and graduate theses this text is a key resource. Richards provides excellent and easily understandable insights, these are often supported with diagrams which I often share with research students as a way of developing their understanding of the whole research process. The text also acts as an excellent stimuli for the more intermediate level researcher who may be working through minor issues whilst dealing with their data.
An invaluable resource for students that addresses critical aspects of qualitative analysis
very well structured, contents and structure transparent 'at a glimpse'
An excellently reassuring guide to students undertaking a research project / dissertation
Offers a gentle intro to students interested in developing their research project further. A little too advanced for my under grads.
This is an excellent book and I would particularly recommend it to students who are new to research. The diagrams at the front of each chapter enable the reader to track their progress in handling qualitative data.
Students often struggle to carry out robust qualitative research. This book provides very good advice not just about how to collect the data but also how to analyse and interpret it.
Lyn Richards fills a gap in research literature with this book. It is a practical guide for beginner researchers on how to work with, makes sense of and give 'voice' to collected data
This is good general, all around text covering different methods and techniques in handling qualitative data - easy to follow and useful as a reference text.
This book provides a thorough guide to managing qualitative data in an accessible and understandable format