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Modes of Thinking for Qualitative Data Analysis





ISBN 9781629581798
Published September 20, 2016 by Routledge
136 Pages

 
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Book Description

Modes of Thinking for Qualitative Data Analysis argues for engagement with the conceptual underpinnings of five prominent analytical strategies used by qualitative researchers: Categorical Thinking, Narrative Thinking, Dialectical Thinking, Poetical Thinking, and Diagrammatical Thinking. By presenting such disparate modes of research in the space of a single text, Freeman not only draws attention to the distinct methodological and theoretical contributions of each, she also establishes a platform for choosing among particular research strategies by virtue of their strengths and limitations. Experienced qualitative researchers, novices, and graduate students from many disciplines will gain new insight from the theory-practice relationship of analysis advanced in this text.

Table of Contents

Contents

List of Tables and Figures

Preface

  1. Introduction
  2. Why Focus on Analysis?

    Thinking, not Thought

    Brief Introduction to the Modes of Thinking

    Modes of Thinking for Qualitative Data Analysis

    The Modes of Thinking in Dynamic Relation

  3. Categorical Thinking
  4. Introduction to Categorical Thinking

    Characteristics of Categorical Thinking

    Categorical Thinking in Practice

    Deciding on Categorical Thinking for Analysis

  5. Narrative Thinking
  6. Introduction to Narrative Thinking

    Characteristics of Narrative Thinking

    Narrative Thinking in Practice

    Deciding on Narrative Thinking for Analysis

  7. Dialectical Thinking
  8. Introduction to Dialectical Thinking

    Characteristics of Dialectical Thinking

    Dialectical Thinking in Practice

    Deciding on Dialectical Thinking for Analysis

  9. Poetical Thinking
  10. Introduction to Poetical Thinking

    Characteristics of Poetical Thinking

    Poetical Thinking in Practice

    Deciding on Poetical Thinking for Analysis

  11. Diagrammatical Thinking
  12. Introduction to Diagrammatical Thinking

    Characteristics of Diagrammatical Thinking

    Diagrammatical Thinking in Practice

    Deciding on Diagrammatical Thinking for Analysis

  13. Teaching Qualitative Analysis

On Diversity

On Tradition

On Reflexive Dialogical Practice

Final Thoughts

 

List of Tables and Figures

Table 1.1: Modes of Thinking for Qualitative Data Analysis page xx

Table 4.1: Two Approaches to Dialectical Thinking in Practice page xx

Figure 1.1: Modes of Thinking in Dynamic Relation page xx

Figure 2.1: Connecting Categories to Concepts page xx

Figure 3.1: Dimensions of Plot page xx

Figure 4.1: Dialectical Friction and Emergence page xx

Figure 5.1: Poetics as Infinite Dialogue page xx

Figure 6.1: A Phenomenon Becoming page xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Author(s)

Biography

Melissa Freeman is Professor of Qualitative Research Methodologies in the College of Education at The University of Georgia.