Five Ways of Doing Qualitative Analysis

Five Ways of Doing Qualitative Analysis : Phenomenological Psychology, Grounded Theory, Discourse Analysis, Narrative Research, and Intuitive Inquiry

This unique text provides a broad introduction to qualitative analysis together with concrete demonstrations and comparisons of five major approaches. Leading scholars apply their respective analytic lenses to a narrative account and interview featuring "Teresa," a young opera singer who experienced a career-changing illness. The resulting analyses vividly exemplify what each approach looks like in action. The researchers then probe the similarities and differences among their approaches; their distinctive purposes and strengths; the role, style, and subjectivity of the individual researcher; and the scientific and ethical complexities of conducting qualitative research. Also included are the research participant's responses to each analysis of her experience. A narrative account from another research participant, "Gail," can be used by readers to practice the kinds of analysis explored in the book.

  • Format: Paperback | 434 pages
  • Dimensions: 156 x 234 x 27.94mm | 652g
  • Publication date: 13 May 2011
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications
  • Publication City/Country: New York, United States
  • Language: English
  • ISBN10: 1609181425
  • ISBN13: 9781609181420
  • Bestsellers rank: 215,228

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