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Qualitative research from concepts to analysis


Terry, DR and Le, Q and Terry, MM and Kirschbaum, M, Qualitative research from concepts to analysis, Conducting Research in a Changing and Challenging World, Nova Science Publishers, Thao Le & Quynh Le (ed), Hauppauge, NY, pp. 79-90. ISBN 978-1-62618-651-4 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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There are two main research approaches which are widely used by researchers: quantitative and qualitative research. They represent different research paradigms. The former is closely associated with statistically oriented scientific inquiry and the latter has become increasingly popular in social inquiry. In other words, the former is about numbers and variable relationships and the latter is about meaning and meaning making. Thematic analysis and grounded theories are often used together in qualitative inquiry in search of themes and theoretical constructs. Discourse analysis and critical discourse analysis focus more on discourse structure, social context, and empowerment. This chapter discusses these four types of analyses in qualitative research.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:qualitative research, discourse, empowerment, coding, hegemony.
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Other education
Research Field:Other education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Terry, DR (Mr Daniel Terry)
UTAS Author:Le, Q (Dr Quynh Le)
UTAS Author:Terry, MM (Mrs Melissa Terry)
UTAS Author:Kirschbaum, M (Mr Mark Kirschbaum)
ID Code:86191
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:UTAS Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2013-08-28
Last Modified:2017-10-17

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