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Applied thematic analysis

Author: Greg Guest; Kathleen M MacQueen; Emily E Namey
Publisher: Los Angeles : Sage Publications, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This book provides step-by-step instructions on how to analyze text generated from in-depth interviews and focus groups - i.e., transcripts. The book is primarily designed for research studies with an applied focus, but is also useful for theoretically oriented qualitative research. The book covers all aspects of the qualitative data analysis process including planning, data preparation, identification of themes,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Guest; Kathleen M MacQueen; Emily E Namey
ISBN: 9781412971676 1412971675
OCLC Number: 746712272
Notes: University of KwaZulu-Natal Library notes:
Description: xx, 295 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction to applied thematic analysis. Defining qualitative research --
Analytic purpose --
Qualitative data types --
Thematic analysis --
Theoretical considerations --
Applied research --
Grounded theory --
Phenomenology --
Interpretivism and positivism --
Applied thematic analysis --
Summing up --
Planning and preparing the analysis. Establishing analytic objectives --
Analysis to improve the data collection process --
Analysis to answer a research question --
The quick and targeted analysis --
Summing up --
Writing an analysis plan --
Choosing an analytic approach --
Exploratory analysis --
Explanatory analysis --
Confirmatory analysis --
Comparative analysis : special considerations --
A brief note on theory --
Bounding the analytic view --
Prioritizing analyses from a large database --
Assessing strengths and weaknesses in data --
Summing up.
Responsibility: Greg Guest, Kathleen M. MacQueen, Emily E. Namey.
Local System Bib Number:
(Sirsi) 746712272
(Sirsi) 1221712


A clear introduction to analysing the data obtained from focus groups and interviews.  Read more...
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