Analysing Qualitative Data in Psychology (Google eBook)

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Evanthia Lyons, Adrian Coyle
SAGE, Oct 25, 2007 - Psychology - 296 pages
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Analysing Qualitative Data in Psychology equips students and researchers in psychology and the social sciences to carry out qualitative data analysis, focusing on four major methods (grounded theory, interpretative phenomenological analysis, discourse analysis and narrative analysis).

Assuming no prior knowledge of qualitative research, chapters on the nature, assumptions and practicalities of each method are written by acknowledged experts. To help students and researchers make informed methodological choices about their own research the book addresses data collection and the writing up of research using each method, while providing a sustained comparison of the four methods, backed up with authoritative analyses using the different methods.

  

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Contents

INITIAL QUESTIONS
3
2 INTRODUCTION TO QUALITATIVE PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH
9
Section 2 APPROACHES TO DATA ANALYSIS
31
PREFACE
32
3 INTERPRETATIVE PHENOMENOLOGICAL ANALYSIS
35
4 DOING INTERPRETATIVE PHENOMENOLOGICAL ANALYSIS
51
5 GROUNDED THEORY
65
6 DOING GROUNDED THEORY
87
COMPARATIVE REFLECTIONS
158
Appendix 1 DATA SET
175
Appendix 2 REPORTING QUALITATIVE RESEARCH
201
Report 1
205
Report 2
217
Report 3
235
Report 4
248
REFERENCES
258

7 DISCOURSE ANALYSIS
98
8 DOING DISCOURSE ANALYSIS
117
9 NARRATIVE ANALYSIS
131
10 DOING NARRATIVE ANALYSIS
145

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My engagement with higher education began with my degree in Psychology (with Philosophy), completed at University College Dublin in 1986. In 1987 I moved to London and worked as a research assistant at what was then South Bank Polytechnic until 1989 before transferring to the NHS to work as an HIV Training Officer and Counsellor. After completing my PhD at the University of Surrey in 1991, I took up a lectureship there and have remained at Surrey ever since, fulfilling various roles, principally in relation to the Practitioner Doctorate in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology (as Research Tutor) and currently the MSc in Social Psychology (as Course Director). In recent years, I returned to academic study at the University of London, obtaining qualifications in Theology (at Birkbeck) and in the Psychology of Religion (at Heythrop College).

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