Doing Conversation Discourse and Document Analysis

Author: Tim Rapley
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446205231
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Introducing the theory and practice of conversation, discourse and document analysis, this text demonstrates the usefulness of these methods in addressing key questions in the social sciences. Tim Rapley also provides an overview of the particular challenges involved in collecting and analysing data from these sources.

The SAGE Qualitative Research Kit

Author: Uwe Flick
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN: 9781446298725
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Fully updated and expanded to ten volumes, this Second Edition of The SAGE Qualitative Research Kit contains the essential, state-of-the-art tools for those engaging in qualitative research. Bringing together concise, practical texts by leading academics in the field, the Kit guides students and researchers through designing and carrying out research using the full range of qualitative methods, from focus groups and interviews to ethnography and discourse analysis. Containing three brand new titles, the kit updates and extends coverage across ethnography, grounded theory, triangulation, and mixed methods. All books are extensively cross-referenced, making this a cohesive and invaluable resource for those teaching or learning in the disciplines of the social sciences, health, and education. Each book is pedagogically supported to give each topic a concise, practical, hands-on "how-to" primer. The format includes: clear chapter objectives, boxed summary explanations, a summary list of key points at the end of each chapter, and further reading. Titles include: Designing Qualitative Research, Uwe Flick Doing Interviews, Svend Brinkmann and Steinar Kvale Doing Ethnography, Amanda Coffey (*NEW IN THIS EDITION) Doing Focus Groups, Rosaline Barbour Using Visual Data in Qualitative Research, Marcus Banks Analyzing Qualitative Data, Graham R. Gibbs Doing Conversation, Discourse and Document Analysis, Tim Rapley Doing Grounded Theory, Uwe Flick (*NEW IN THIS EDITION) Doing Triangulation and Mixed Methods, Uwe Flick (*NEW IN THIS EDITION) Managing Quality in Qualitative Research, Uwe Flick

The Basics of Project Evaluation and Lessons Learned

Author: Willis H. Thomas
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439872465
Format: PDF, ePub
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How do you determine if your project was a success (beyond being within budget and completed on time)? How do you determine the impact of a project? How do you capture valuable knowledge from a current or past project to enhance future programs? The answer to all three questions is through project lessons learned. Recipient of the 2012 PMI David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award Although lessons learned provide invaluable information for determining the success or failure of projects, a systematic method for conducting lessons learned is critical to the ongoing success of your projects, programs, and portfolios. The Basics of Project Evaluation and Lessons Learned details an easy-to-follow approach for conducting lessons learned on any project, in any organization. Whether your job entails running small projects from a home-based business or managing large projects as a part of an international supply chain, this book will be of great benefit. It outlines a well-indexed strategy to capture, categorize, and control lessons based on best practices. Reinforcing the project standards as outlined in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) published by the Project Management Institute (PMI®), the book incorporates the five Project Management Process Groups (Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring/Controlling and Closing). It also integrates the nine Project Management Knowledge Areas—Communications, Cost, Human Resources, Integration, Procurement, Quality, Risk, Scope and Time. Synthesizing essential concepts of project evaluation and lessons learned into an easy-to-follow process, the book: Outlines a practical 10-step process for conducting effective lessons learned Includes a wealth of project job aids, including templates, checklists, forms, and a Project Evaluation Resource Kit (PERK) on the accompanying CD Is supported by a comprehensive website at http://www.lessonslearned.info Based on more than a decade of research supported by renowned experts in the field of evaluation, this practical guide delivers the necessary resources for active engagement. It introduces innovative concepts, improved models, and highlights important considerations to help you gain a multi-dimensional perspective of project evaluation in the context of lessons learned.

Doing Focus Groups

Author: Rosaline Barbour
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446205207
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Focus groups are an ever popular method for collecting qualitative data in the social sciences. Doing Focus Groups provides practical advice on planning and organizing successful groups. Rose Barbour discusses the advantages and limitations of using group discussion and demonstrates effective methods for collecting and analysing data.

Analysing Qualitative Data

Author: Graham R Gibbs
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446238721
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Outlining how to select the most appropriate tool for analyzing data, Analysing Qualitative Data also provides the reader with an awareness of the various challenges that are unique to interpreting the conceptual and subjective data generated in qualitative research.

Using Visual Data in Qualitative Research

Author: Marcus Banks
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446205215
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Examining the wide range of uses of visual images in qualitative research, Using Visual Data in Qualitative Research incorporates discussion of visual data produced by the researcher, and that produced by those under study. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the practice of visually-orientated research.

Doing Ethnographic and Observational Research

Author: Michael Angrosino
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446249530
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Including coverage of the selection of cases, observation and interviewing, recording data, and takes into account ethical issues, Doing Ethnographic and Observational Research introduces the reader to the practice of producing data through ethnographic fieldwork and observational research.

El an lisis de datos en investigaci n cualitativa

Author: Graham Gibbs
Publisher: Ediciones Morata
ISBN: 8471126850
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En ocasiones el análisis de datos es considerado como la parte principal de la investigación cualitativa, en general mientras que la recogida de datos es el paso previo para prepararlo. Existen distintos enfoques a la hora de analizar los datos en la investigación cuantitativa, algunos más generales, otros más específicos para cierto tipo de datos. Todos ellos tienen en común que se basan en el análisis textual, por ello cualquier tipo de material tiene que estar preparado para poder ser analizado de esa forma. En algunos casos, la estructura interna del texto, por ejemplo como narración, es más importante para el análisis que en otros, como ocurre en las entrevistas semiestructuradas. En otros el contenido es lo principal, incluso lo único; mientras que por ejemplo en los grupos de discusión la interacción también resulta relevante o podría ser el foco central del análisis como ocurre en el análisis de conversaciones. Esta obra analiza con gran detalle las estrategias básicas utilizadas en análisis de datos cualitativos. Primero se centra en la categorización de los datos, después en las narrativas y biografías y por último habla del uso de los ordenadores en estos campos. Se le presta una atención considerable al análisis comparativo, a la calidad y a la ética específica del análisis de datos. Ofrece las bases para analizar todo tipo de datos verbales obtenidos en una investigación cualitativa como las declaraciones y las historias.

Grounded theory

Author: Anselm L. Strauss
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783621272650
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Studierende und Forscher verschiedener Disziplinen, die am Entwickeln einer Theorie interessiert sind, stellen sich nach der Datenerhebung oft die Frage: Wie komme ich zu einer Theorie, die sich auf die empirische Realität gründet? Die Autoren beantworten diese und andere Fragen, die sich bei der qualitativen Interpretation von Daten ergeben. Auf klare und einfache Art geschrieben vermittelt das Buch Schritt für Schritt die grundlegenden Kenntnisse und Verfahrensweisen der "grounded theory" (datenbasierte Theorie), so daß es besonders für Personen interessant ist, die sich zum ersten Mal mit der Theorienbildung anhand qualitativer Datenanalyse beschäftigen. Das Buch gliedert sich in drei Teile. Teil I bietet einen Überblick über die Denkweise, die der "grounded theory" zugrunde liegt. Teil II stellt die speziellen Techniken und Verfahrensweisen genau dar, wie z.B. verschiedene Kodierungsarten. In Teil III werden zusätzliche Verfahrensweisen erklärt und Evaluationskriterien genannt.