Qualitative Text Analysis: A Guide to Methods, Practice and Using Software

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SAGE, Jan 23, 2014 - Reference - 192 pages

How can you analyse narratives, interviews, field notes, or focus group data?

Qualitative text analysis is ideal for these types of data and this textbook provides a hands-on introduction to the method and its theoretical underpinnings. It offers step-by-step instructions for implementing the three principal types of qualitative text analysis: thematic, evaluative, and type-building. Special attention is paid to how to present your results and use qualitative data analysis software packages, which are highly recommended for use in combination with qualitative text analysis since they allow for fast, reliable, and more accurate analysis. The book shows in detail how to use software, from transcribing the verbal data to presenting and visualizing the results.

The book is intended for Master s and Doctoral students across the social sciences and for all researchers concerned with the systematic analysis of texts of any kind.

 

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Contents

ANALYSING QUALITATIVE DATA BUT HOW?
1
THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF SYSTEMATIC QUALITATIVE TEXT ANALYSIS
15
BASIC CONCEPTS AND THE PROCESS OF QUALITATIVE TEXT ANALYSIS
37
THREE BASIC METHODS OF QUALITATIVE TEXT ANALYSIS
65
QUALITATIVE TEXT ANALYSIS USING COMPUTER ASSISTANCE
121
QUALITY STANDARDS RESEARCH REPORT AND DOCUMENTATION
151
CONCLUDING REMARKS
159
REFERENCES
161
INDEX
167
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Udo Kuckartz is Professornbsp;of Research Methodology in the Department of Education at Philipps-University Marburg, Germany.

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