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Qualitative Data Analysis
9 Key Approaches

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December 2022 | 336 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
With numerous approaches to choose from, knowing where to start when doing qualitative data analysis (QDA) can be a challenge. This book gives you direction with an accessible and thorough introduction to nine different approaches to QDA, written by a multi-disciplinary team with years of experience teaching and analysing data using these methods.  

With a clear focus on the ‘how to’ of QDA, each chapter includes:   
Step-by-step descriptions of how to apply each approach in your research 
Online and in-text activities to help you practice your skills 
Annotated reading lists so you can dig deeper into key topics 
Case studies from a range of disciplines so you can see how each approach works in practice. 

The perfect companion on your journey through QDA, the book also offers a comprehensive introduction to the use of NVivo QDA software, helping both new and experienced researchers get to grips with the essentials. 

 
 
Introduction: Walking On and Off the Beaten Track
 
Critical Discourse Analysis: The Articulation of Power and Ideology in Texts
 
Grounded Theory: Key Principles and Two Different Approaches
 
Narrative Analysis: Analysing ‘Small Stories’ in Social Sciences
 
NVivo: An Introduction to Textual Qualitative Data-Analysis with Software
 
Process-Tracing: Making Single Case Studies Transparent and Convincing
 
Qualitative Comparative Analysis: A Qualitative Method for Uncovering Complex Causal Relations
 
Qualitative Content Analysis: A Practical Introduction
 
Textual Analysis: A Practical Introduction to Studying Texts in Media and Cultural Studies
 
Thematic Analysis: An Analytical Method in Its Own Right

Peter A. Stevens

Peter A. J. Stevens (BA, MA Ghent University, MA, PhD Warwick University) is Associate Professor in Qualitative Research Methods at the Department of Sociology, Ghent University (Belgium). Stevens’ research interests cover the areas of sociology of education and race/ethnic relations. His work has been published in leading journals in the field of education, race and ethnic relations and sociology, including Review of Educational Research, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies and Sociology of Education. He is editor with Gary Dworkin of The Palgrave Handbook of Race and Ethnic Inequalities in Education (2019, 2nd edition, Palgrave,... More About Author

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