Qualitative Data: An Introduction to Coding and Analysis

Synopsis

"Auerbach and Silverstein write at a level that can be understood by beginners but is sophisticated enough for scholars...informative and interesting." - Choice

Qualitative Datais meant for the novice researcher who needs guidance on what specifically to do when faced with a sea of information. It takes readers through the qualitative research process, beginning with an examination of the basic philosophy of qualitative research, and ending with planning and carrying out a qualitative research study. It provides an explicit, step-by-step procedure that will take the researcher from the raw text of interview data through data analysis and theory construction to the creation of a publishable work. The volume provides actual examples based on the authors' own work, including two published pieces in the appendix, so that readers can follow examples for each step of the process, from the project's inception to its finished product. The volume also includes an appendix explaining how to implement these data analysis procedures using NVIVO, a qualitative data analysis program.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2003