Introducing eight analytical approaches that are key to successful social science research, this book helps you get to grips with theory and apply it to qualitative analysis.
With two 'matched chapters' dedicated to each approach, it provides a balance between theory and analytical method. The first chapter grounds the approach in theory and the second uses real-world examples to show how to conduct your own analysis using the approach.
Drawing on the contributing authors' wealth of experience, the book:
· Highlights how analysis relates to the entire research process and helps you position your analysis within the larger context of your research
· Provides a strong, theoretical foundation for building good qualitative analysis
· Guides you through translating theory into real-world practice in your own research
Detailed, clear and accessible, this book is perfect for students who want to understand the theory behind qualitative analysis before conducting their own research, or develop their understanding of specific approaches.
Chapter 1: Analysing qualitative data in the social science - Margaretha Järvinen and Nanna Mik-Meyer
Chapter 2: Symbolic interactionism as analytical tradition - Margaretha Järvinen
Chapter 3: Symbolic interactionism, stigma, and othering - Nanna Mik-Meyer
Chapter 4: Phenomenology as qualitative methodology - Michael Gill
Chapter 5: Phenomenological analysis and the relationship between researcher and field - Anne Roelsgaard Obling
Chapter 6: Hermeneutics - theory and methods - Nils Gilje
Chapter 7: Interpretation, prejudice and the hermeneutic circle - Søren Kristiansen
Chapter 8: Critical realism as qualitative method - Lee Martin
Chapter 9: Critical realism: Philosophical and methodological considerations - Amber Fletcher
Chapter 10: Grounded Theory - main characteristics - Kathy Charmaz
Chapter 11: Sampling and conceptualization in Grounded Theory - Catherine Colon
Chapter 12: Narrative Analysis: An integrative approach - Michael Bamberg
Chapter 13: Narrative analysis - thematic, structural, performative - Tea Torbenfeldt Bengtsson & Ditte Andersen
Chapter 14: Michel Foucault's discourse analysis - Kaspar Villadsen
Chapter 15: Critical discourse analysis - Teun A. van Dijk
Chapter 16: Actor-network theory as analytical approach - Lise Justesen
Chapter 17: Actor-network theory and qualitative interviews - Jakob Demant and Signe Ravn