Analyzing and Interpreting Qualitative Research
After the Interview
- Charles Vanover - University of South Florida, USA
- Paul Mihas - The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
- Johnny Saldana - Arizona State University, USA
Qualitative Data Analysis | Qualitative Methods | Sociological Research Methods
This text provides comprehensive coverage of the key methods for analyzing, interpreting, and writing up qualitative research in a single volume, and drawing on the expertise of major names in the field. Covering all the steps in the process of analyzing, interpreting, and presenting findings in qualitative research, the authors utilize a consistent chapter structure that provides novice and seasoned researchers with pragmatic, “how-to” strategies. Each chapter introduces the method; uses one of the authors' own research projects as a case study of the method described; shows how the specific analytic method can be used in other types of studies; and concludes with questions and activities to prompt class discussion or personal study.
This book is a great addition to the library of qualitative books for use with graduate students. Each chapter has examples to use and offers the nuance and complexities that are inherent in qualitative inquiry.
As an instructor of qualitative research courses, I know this text will be immediately useful for my students. Each chapter calls to mind a student who could benefit from its contents. The whole book is written in a way that’s accessible and down-to-earth and it will appeal to graduate students especially; I’ve picked up some new techniques, as well.
A complete guide for qualitative researchers – emerging or experienced. New ways to think about the vital role of qualitative studies!
The chapter authors provide clear, practical, and vibrant examples of their strategies. Individually, each chapter gives care to how the authors have used the strategy in the past. Collectively, the chapters provide a wealth of unique and innovative analysis approaches for all qualitative researchers to consider.
Change of focus in course design.
This was a great supplemental text to use in the Qualitative Research foundations course. This supplemented the main text by providing great detail about the "after" of the interview. Many of my students faced challenges in the coding and analyzing, especially during covid, and virtual interviews, so this was a great almost manual for them to have.