This major inter-disciplinary collection, edited by two of the best respected figures in the field, provides a superb general introduction to this subject. Chapters include discussions of fieldwork methodology, analyzing discourse, the advantages and pitfalls of team approaches, the uses of computers, and the applications of qualitative data analysis for social policy. Shrewd and insightful, the collection will be required reading for students of the latest thinking on research methods.

chapter |17 pages

Developments in qualitative data analysis: an introduction

ByAlan Bryman, Robert G. Burgess

chapter Chapter 1|17 pages

Thinking through fieldwork

ByJudith Okely

chapter Chapter 2|12 pages

From field notes to dissertation: analyzing the stepfamily

ByChristina Hughes

chapter Chapter 3|20 pages

Analyzing Discourse

ByJonathan Potter, Margaret Wetherell

chapter Chapter 4|22 pages

‘Second-hand ethnography’

Some problems in analyzing a feminist project
ByMarilyn Porter

chapter Chapter 5|22 pages

Linking qualitative and quantitative data analysis

ByJennifer Mason

chapter Chapter 6|18 pages

Analyzing together: recollections of a team approach

ByVirginia Olesen, Nellie Droes, Diane Hatton, Nan Chico, Leonard Schatzman

chapter Chapter 7|17 pages

Four studies from one or one study from four?

Multi-site case study research
ByRobert G. Burgess, Christopher J. Pole, Keith Evans, Christine Priestley

chapter Chapter 8|27 pages

From filing cabinet to computer

ByLyn Richards, Tom Richards

chapter Chapter 9|22 pages

Qualitative data analysis for applied policy research

ByJane Ritchie, Liz Spencer

chapter Chapter 10|21 pages

Patterns of crisis behaviour: a qualitative inquiry

ByBarry A. Turner

chapter Chapter 11|11 pages

Reflections on qualitative data analysis

ByAlan Bryman, Robert G. Burgess