This major inter-disciplinary collection, edited by two of the best respected figures in the field, provides a superb general introduction to this subject. Chapters include discussions of fieldwork methodology, analyzing discourse, the advantages and pitfalls of team approaches, the uses of computers, and the applications of qualitative data analysis for social policy. Shrewd and insightful, the collection will be required reading for students of the latest thinking on research methods.
1. Thinking through fieldwork, Judith Okely 2. From field notes to dissertation: Analyzing the stepfamily, Christina Hughes 3. Analyzing discourse, Jonathan Potter and Margaret Wetherell 4. Second hand ethnography: some problems in analyzing a feminist project, Marilyn Porter 5. Linking qualitative and quantitative data analysis, Jennifer Mason 6. Analyzing together: recollections of a team approach, Virginia Olesen, et al 7. Four studies from one or one study from four?: multi-site case study research, Robert G. Burgess, et al 8. From filing cabinet to computer, Lyn Richards and Tom Richards 9. Qualitative data analysis for applied policy research, Jane Ritchie and Liz Spencer 10. Patterns of crisis behaviour: a qualitative inquiry, Barry Turner 11. Reflections on qualitative data analysis, Alan Bryman and Robert G. Burgess.