In Template Analysis, Nigel King and Joanna Brookes guide you through the origins of template analysis and its place in qualitative research, its basic components, and the main strengths and limitations of this method. Practical case studies and examples from published research then guide you through how to use it in your own research project.
Ideal for Business and Management students reading for a Master’s degree, each book in the series may also serve as a reference book for doctoral students and faculty members interested in the method.
Part of SAGE’s Mastering Business Research Methods, conceived and edited by Bill Lee, Mark N. K. Saunders and Vadake K. Narayanan and designed to support researchers by providing in-depth and practical guidance on using a chosen method of data collection or analysis.
Watch the editors introduce the Mastering Business Research Methods series.
About the Author
Nigel King is Professor in Applied Psychology and Director of the Centre for Applied Psychological Research at the University of Huddersfield, UK. He has a long standing interest in the use of qualitative methods in ‘real world’ research. With a background in both organizational and health psychology, his research interests include professional identities and interprofessional relations in health and social care. He is author with Christine Horrocks of “Interviews in Qualitative Research” (Sage, 2010) and with Neil Anderson of “Managing Innovation and Change: A Critical Guide for Organizations” (Thomson Learning, 2002). Nigel is well-known for his work on Template Analysis and, more recently, the development of a visual interview technique known as ‘Pictor’.
Joanna Brooks is a Chartered Psychologist and Lecturer in Health Psychology at the University of Manchester. Her research interests include the long-term management of chronic and palliative illness conditions in the home environment, and networks of communication and support in health and social care. She has particular expertise in qualitative research methods and her work is informed by an interest in the development and use of novel and inclusive approaches to research. She is editor (with Nigel King) of “Applied Qualitative Research in Psychology” (Palgrave, 2017) and author (with Nigel King) of “Template Analysis for Business and Management Students” (Sage, 2017).
Table of ContentsChapter 1: IntroductionChapter 2: Philosophical Issues When Using Template AnalysisChapter 3: Doing Template Analysis: A Guide to the Main Components and ProceduresChapter 4: Case Examples of the Use of Template AnalysisChapter 5: The Use of Template Analysis in Published Research: The Careers Literature as an ExemplarChapter 6: Strengths and Limitations of Template Analysis