Viewing data as the heart of qualitative research, this book offers clear guidance on the steps involved in collecting and managing primary and secondary data while equipping students with a toolkit that they can apply to data in any context. This new edition is reinforced by a range of updates:
- Ethical practice learning features, such as exercises and reflective questions
- Thoughtful guidance on the newer challenges in handling qualitative data, like data security and access to online data
- New chapters provide clear advice on communicating data to different audiences, and creating impactful data visualizations
- Online resources that illustrate how to work with data in real research projects; including a ‘stepping into software’ space that provides practical tips and guidance on using qualitative analysis software effectively
In its positive and jargon-free style, it discusses how setting up, working with, making sense of and presenting data can be a springboard into learning key research skills and reflecting on methodological issues.