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Qualitative analysis for social scientists

Author: Strauss, Anselm L. Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP) 1987.Language: EnglishDescription: 319 p. : Ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0521338069Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index

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Qualitative Analysis for Social Scientists Contents Preface page xi 1 Introduction PART 1 Some assumptions Materials as data Methods for qualitative analysis of data Grounded theory Complex theory Guidelines and rules of thumb, not rules Research investigation as work Qualitative analysis of data: an introduction Complexity Experiential data Induction, deduction, and verification An example Several points about work processes A glossary of major terms PART 2 1 1 2 5 5 6 7 9 10 10 10 11 14 17 20 22 Grounded theory analysis: main elements Research phases and the operations Basic operations Concepts and indicators Data collection Coding Sociologically constructed codes and in vivo codes Core categories Who should code? Theoretical sampling 22 23 25 25 26 27 33 34 36 38 40 41 2 Two illustrations A class session: pain management Coding through detailed analysis The interview (by Aaron Smith) Analysis and queries (by the Instructor) 50 51 52 55 56 58 59 64 69 75 78 81 82 82 104 109 111 127 128 130 130 131 131 137 139 143 143 149 150 151 151 151 154 154 160 160 162 162 3 Codes and coding Initial steps in open coding: a seminar session Open, axial, and selective coding Open coding Axial coding Selective coding Utilizing codes in writing for publication Coding for structural and interactional relationships Rules of thumb 4 Seminar on open coding Case Analytic commentary 5 Memos and memo writing Memos, memo types, and commentaries Rules of thumb for memoing Summary 6 Team meetings and graphic representations as memos Team meetings as memos The summary memo The presentation: safety, danger, and risk On the discussion The discussion, itself Theoretical memos and visual devices Operational visual devices Graphic teaching devices as memos Rules of thumb 7 Excerpts that illustrate common problems Case 1 A rudimentary line-by-line analysis Case 2 Dimensionalizing Case 3 Flooded with data Case 4 Getting information rather than getting down to analysis Case 5 Connecting macroscopic conditions and microscopic data Case 6 Determining the central issue in the study Case 7 Finding the hole in the diagram Summary 163 163 164 164 167 167 169 170 171 172 174 174 176 177 177 179 182 8 Integrative diagrams and integrative sessions Steps in integrative diagramming: a work session Phase I Phase I, commentary Phase 2 Phase 2, commentary Phase 8 Phase 8, commentary Two postconsultation comments Rules of thumb 9 Integrative mechanisms: diagrams, memo sequences, writing Integrative diagrams: rules of thumb Integration through memo sequences and sets The memo sequence From memo sequence to writing Rules of thumb for memo sequencing Writing as an integrative mechanism A last note 184 184 185 191 208 211 212 214 215 215 218 218 220 224 224 230 230 241 10 Presenting case materials: data and interpretations Illustrative data Case histories and case studies Case study construction Case history construction Case 1 The interplay between trajectory and biography: the process of comeback Case 2 Social world/arena: danger and debates 11 Grounded formal theory: awareness contexts 12 Reading and writing research publications Reading for analytic logic The readings Writing from grounded theory analysis Clarity of analysis Confidence in analysis Audience Writing theory 249 249 251 258 258 259 261 263 265 13 Questions and answers 14 Research consultations and teaching: guidelines, strategies, and style Consultation Consultations with students Teaching analysis in seminars The teaching of research planning or design Four requisite abilities After a seminar discussion Grounded theory culture 287 288 290 291 297 299 301 303 305 306 306 312 315 317 Epilogue Appendix Discovering new theory from previous theory References Author index Subject index

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