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Strategies for Interpreting Qualitative Data

Strategies for Interpreting Qualitative Data

Volume: 33
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Qualitative Research

80 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Martha S Feldman's invaluable text outlines four key strategies for interpreting qualitative data: ethnomethodology, semiotics, dramaturgy and deconstruction.

The author examines the strengths and weaknesses of each strategy and identifies when to use them. To demonstrate, she applies the techniques of each method to a single data set, highlighting the differences in results.

Semiotic Analysis
Dramaturgical Analysis

An excellent text which I will be recommending to students, although it is feeling a little tired after 17 years.

Mr Ian Fouweather
Other, Bradford University
November 13, 2012

Martha S. Feldman

Martha S. Feldman (Stanford University PhD, 1983) is the Johnson Chair for Civic Governance and Public Management at the University of California, Irvine.  Her current research on organizational routines explores the role of performance and agency in creating, maintaining, and altering these fundamental organizational phenomena.  Her research on public management examines how we can use our understandings of organizational process to create inclusive management practices.  Her research in qualitative and interpretive methods develops ways of gathering and analyzing data that help researchers open the black boxes they confront in theory and... More About Author

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