Modes of Thinking for Qualitative Data Analysis argues for engagement with the conceptual underpinnings of five prominent analytical strategies used by qualitative researchers: Categorical Thinking, Narrative Thinking, Dialectical Thinking, Poetical Thinking, and Diagrammatical Thinking. By presenting such disparate modes of research in the space of a single text, Freeman not only draws attention to the distinct methodological and theoretical contributions of each, she also establishes a platform for choosing among particular research strategies by virtue of their strengths and limitations. Experienced qualitative researchers, novices, and graduate students from many disciplines will gain new insight from the theory-practice relationship of analysis advanced in this text.

chapter 1|15 pages


chapter 2|14 pages

Categorical Thinking

chapter 3|16 pages

Narrative Thinking

chapter 4|26 pages

Dialectical Thinking

chapter 5|21 pages

Poetical Thinking

chapter 6|22 pages

Diagrammatical Thinking

chapter 7|15 pages

Teaching Qualitative Analysis