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Qualitative Analysis for Social Scientists

Qualitative Analysis for Social Scientists

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  • Date Published: June 1987
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521338066

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  • The teaching of qualitative analysis in the social sciences is rarely undertaken in a structured way. This handbook is designed to remedy that and to present students and researchers with a systematic method for interpreting qualitative data', whether derived from interviews, field notes, or documentary materials. The special emphasis of the book is on how to develop theory through qualitative analysis. The reader is provided with the tools for doing qualitative analysis, such as codes, memos, memo sequences, theoretical sampling and comparative analysis, and diagrams, all of which are abundantly illustrated by actual examples drawn from the author's own varied qualitative research and research consultations, as well as from his research seminars. Many of the procedural discussions are concluded with rules of thumb that can usefully guide the researchers' analytic operations. The difficulties that beginners encounter when doing qualitative analysis and the kinds of persistent questions they raise are also discussed, as is the problem of how to integrate analyses. In addition, there is a chapter on the teaching of qualitative analysis and the giving of useful advice during research consultations, and there is a discussion of the preparation of material for publication. The book has been written not only for sociologists but for all researchers in the social sciences and in such fields as education, public health, nursing, and administration who employ qualitative methods in their work.

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    "...one of the two best presently available sources for a systematic and detailed presentation of techniques qualitative researchers can use in analyzing their data." | Contemporary Psychology

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    • Date Published: June 1987
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521338066
    • length: 336 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • contains: 22 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Introduction
    2. Two illustrations
    3. Codes and coding
    4. Seminar on open coding
    5. Memos and memo writing
    6. Team meetings and graphic representations as memos
    7. Excerpts that illustrate common problems
    8. Integrative diagrams and integrative sessions
    9. Integrative mechanisms: diagrams, memo sequences, writing
    10. Presenting case materials: data and interpretations
    11. Grounded formal theory: awareness contexts
    12. Reading and writing research publications
    13. Questions and answers
    14. Research consultations and teaching: guidelines, strategies, and style
    Epilogue
    Appendix
    References
    Author index
    Subject index.

  • Author

    Anselm L. Strauss, University of California, San Francisco

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