9780814706947

Qualitative Data : An Introduction to Coding and Analysis

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    9780814706947

  • ISBN10:

    0814706940

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-09-01
  • Publisher: New York University Press

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Summary

View the Table of Contents. Read Chapter 1.Auerbach and Silverstein write at a level that can be understood by beginners but is sophisticated enough for scholars...informative and interesting. --ChoiceQualitative Data is 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.

Author Biography

Carl F. Auerbach and Louise B. Silverstein are associate professors of psychology at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University, where they co-direct the Yeshiva Fatherhood Project. Louise Silverstein is a former president of the American Psychological Association's Division of Family Psychology

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Acknowledgments xi
Part I: Getting into Qualitative Research
Introducing Qualitative Hypothesis-Generating Research: The Yeshiva University Fatherhood Project
3(10)
Part II: Planning Your First Research Study
Designing Hypothesis-Generating Research: The Haitian Fathers Study
13(9)
Qualitative and Quantitative Research as Complementary Strategies
22(9)
Part III: Analyzing Your First Research Study
Coding 1: The Basic Ideas
31(11)
Coding 2: The Mechanics, Phase 1: Making the Text Manageable
42(12)
Coding 2: The Mechanics, Phase 2: Hearing What Was Said
54(13)
Coding 2: The Mechanics, Phase 3: Developing Theory
67(10)
Convincing Other People: The Issues Formerly Known as Reliability, Validity, and Generalizability
77(14)
Part IV: Designing and Analyzing Your Next Research Study
Designing Your Next Study Using Theoretical Sampling: The Promise Keeper Fathers
91(13)
Analyzing Your Next Study Using Elaborative Coding: The Promise Keeper Fathers
104(21)
Part V: Final Thoughts
The ``Why'' of Qualitative Research: A Personal View
125(6)
Appendix A: Simplifying the Bookkeeping with Qualitative Data Analysis Programs 131(8)
Appendix B: The Haitian Fathers Study 139(29)
Appendix C: The Promise Keepers Study 168(29)
References 197(4)
Index 201(2)
About the Authors 203

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