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The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Analysis

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Analysis

Edited by:
  • Uwe Flick - Freie Universtität Berlin, Germany

December 2013 | 664 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The wide range of approaches to data analysis in qualitative research can seem daunting even for experienced researchers. This handbook is the first to provide a state-of-the art overview of the whole field of QDA; from general analytic strategies used in qualitative research, to approaches specific to particular types of qualitative data, including talk, text, sounds, images and virtual data.

The handbook includes chapters on traditional analytic strategies such as grounded theory, content analysis, hermeneutics, phenomenology and narrative analysis, as well as coverage of newer trends like mixed methods, reanalysis and meta-analysis. Practical aspects such as sampling, transcription, working collaboratively, writing and implementation are given close attention, as are theory and theorization, reflexivity, and ethics.

Written by a team of experts in qualitative research from around the world, this handbook is an essential compendium for all qualitative researchers and students across the social sciences.

Uwe Flick
Mapping the Field
Uwe Flick
Joseph A Maxwell and Margaret Chmiel
Notes Toward a Theory of Qualitative Data Analysis
Jaber F Gubrium and Jim A Holstein
Analytic Inspiration in Ethnographic Fieldwork
Tim Rapley
Sampling Strategies in Qualitative Research
Sabine Kowal and Daniel C O'Connell
Transcription as a Crucial Step of Data Analysis
Flora Cornish, Alex Gillespie and Tania Zittoun
Collaborative Analysis of Qualitative Data
Monika Palmberger and Andre Gingrich
Qualitative Comparative Practices: Dimensions, Cases, and Strategies
Tim May and Beth Perry
Reflexivity and the Practice of Qualitative Research
Jo Reichertz
Induction, Deduction, Abduction
Carla Willig
Interpretation and Analysis
Robert Thornberg and Kathy Charmaz
Grounded Theory and Theoretical Coding
Margit Schreier
Qualitative Content Analysis
Thomas S Eberle
Phenomenology as a Research Method
Cigdem Esin, Mastoureh Fathi and Corinne Squire
Narrative Analysis: The Constructionist Approach
Ralf Bohnsack
Documentary Method
Andreas Wernet
Hermeneutics and Objective Hermeneutics
Rainer Winter
Cultural Studies
Robert V Kozinets Pierre-Yann Dolbec and Amanda Earley
Netnographic Analysis: Understanding Culture through Social Media Data
Graham R Gibbs
Using software in Qualitative Analysis
Kathryn Roulston
Analyzing Interviews
Rosaline S Barbour
Analyzing Focus Groups
Merran Toerien
Conversations and Conversation Analysis
Carla Willig
Discourses and Discourse Analysis
Amir B Marvasti
Analyzing Observations
Amanda Coffey
Analyzing Documents
Darrin Hodgetts and Kerry Chamberlain
Analyzing News Media
Marcus Banks
Analyzing Images
Lothar Mikos
Analysis of Film
Christoph Maeder
Analyzing Sounds
Hubert Knoblauch, René Tuma and Bernt Schnettler
Video Analysis and Videography
Winfried Marotzki, Jens Holze and Dan Verständig
Analyzing Virtual Data
David Wästerfors, Malin Åkerström and Katarina Jacobsson
Reanalysis of Qualitative Data
Ladislav Timulak
Qualitative Meta-analysis
Rosaline S Barbour
Quality of Data Analysis
Donna M Mertens
Ethical Use of Qualitative Data and Findings
Janice M Morse and Lory J Maddox
Analytic Integration in Qualitative-Driven (QUAL) Mixed- and Multiple-Method Designs
Joseph Maxwell and Margaret Chmiel
Generalization in and from Qualitative Analysis
Udo Kelle
Theorization from Data
Norman K Denzin
Writing and/as Analysis or Performing the World
Michael Murray
Implementation: Putting Analyses into Practice

Uwe Flick’s handbook of qualitative data analysis is an illuminating new resource for qualitative and mixed methods scholars. What these authors do in exploring how we think when we do analysis will be invaluable for practicing researchers, novices and experienced hands alike. These essays will also provoke further investigation, discussion, and theorizing about what was once the most neglected area of qualitative research practice. The handbook represents the breadth and depth of what we do when we make sense of information we have gathered about our world. It is an exciting contribution to the methodological literature, and I congratulate Dr. Flick and his colleagues for their achievement here.

Judith Preissle, Professor Emeritus
University of Georgia

This is an essential resource for the rapidly expanding ranks of researchers employing qualitative practices of inquiry. It represents the most sophisticated, broad-ranging, and multi-vocal array of contributions to the analysis of qualitative data yet available.  There are now many texts on qualitative methods, but this is one is unique. It covers ground largely untouched by others, and with responsible attention to multiple points of view. My enthusiastic congratulations to the editor and authors.  

Kenneth J. Gergen, President
The Taos Institute

Qualitative data analysis frequently appears to be a mysterious process to students and often experienced researchers alike. This excellent handbook removes the mystery and unveils invaluable insights into all facets of this crucial phase of the research process. I can’t think of a single aspect of analysis that is left without coverage, so that it will become a ‘must read’ for qualitative researchers for many years to come. Uwe Flick is to be congratulated for putting together such an exceptional collection.

Alan Bryman
School of Management, University of Leicester

This is a comprehensive account of a large variety of approaches to qualitative data analysis, written by leading international experts in the relevant methodological fields. For those who are confused about different analytic methods in qualitative research this book will clarify overlaps and differences, inform readers about the key features of each approach and will in general be an important resource for students and practitioners of social research.

Clive Seale, Professor of Sociology
Brunel University

There are many handbooks on qualitative data, but fewer on qualitative data analysis. This book will appeal to those seeking practical guidance on how to analyse various forms of qualitative data and learn about different analytical strategies…This is a really useful and up-to-date reference book, valuable for anyone who wants to expand their analysis toolkit.

Annika Coughlin, MPhil/PhD candidate, Institute of Education, University of London
SRA Research Matters

With The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Analysis, the editor, Uwe Flick, intends to raise awareness among readers of contemporary debates in qualitative research. The work is not intended to provide definitive answers or to identify the best research approach, but rather to outline the variety in how scientists deal with qualitative data analysis from different disciplinary, epistemological and methodological standpoints... In our view, the value of this work is in the interest in the value and utility of qualitative research, not only within the academic but also in policy-oriented and social contexts.

Sofie De Bus, An-Sofie Vanhouche & Philippe Kennes

Good companion for first / second yea r students doing qual research.

Professor Andrea Prencipe
Business & Management, Luiss Guido Carli University
March 17, 2015

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