Analyzing Qualitative Data in Psychology equips students and researchers in psychology and the social sciences to carry out qualitative data analysis, focusing on four major methods (grounded theory, interpretative phenomenological analysis, discourse analysis and narrative analysis).
Assuming no prior knowledge of qualitative research, chapters on the nature, assumptions and practicalities of each method are written by acknowledged experts. To help students and researchers make informed methodological choices about their own research the book addresses data collection and the writing up of research using each method, while providing a sustained comparison of the four methods, backed up with authoritative analyses using the different methods.
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About the Author
Evanthia Lyons is Head of the School of Psychology, Criminology and Sociology at Kingston University, London. Her research interests include identity and social representational processes in contexts of intergroup conflict and multi-cultural societies.
Adrian Coyle: My engagement with higher education began with my degree in Psychology (with Philosophy), completed at University College Dublin in 1986. In 1987 I moved to London and worked as a research assistant at what was then South Bank Polytechnic until 1989 before transferring to the NHS to work as an HIV Training Officer and Counsellor. After completing my Ph D at the University of Surrey in 1991, I took up a lectureship there and have remained at Surrey ever since, fulfilling various roles, principally in relation to the Practitioner Doctorate in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology (as Research Tutor) and currently the MSc in Social Psychology (as Course Director). In recent years, I returned to academic study at the University of London, obtaining qualifications in Theology (at Birkbeck) and in the Psychology of Religion (at Heythrop College).
Table of Contents
QUALITATIVE RESEARCH IN PSYCHOLOGY: SETTING THE SCENE Doing Qualitative Research - Evanthia Lyons Initial QuestionsIntroduction to Qualitative Psychological Research - Adrian Coyle APPROACHES TO DATA ANALYSISInterpretative Phenomenological Analysis - Jonathan Smith and Virginia EatoughDoing Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis - Lesley StoreyGrounded Theory - Sheila PayneDoing Grounded Theory - Sheila Hawker and Chris KerrDiscourse Analysis - Adrian CoyleDoing Discourse Analysis - Chris WaltonNarrative Analysis - Michele CrossleyDoing Narrative Analysis - Neil HarbisonAnalysing Qualitative Data - Evanthia Lyons Comparative Reflections