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- DescriptionQualitative content analysis is a powerful method for analyzing large amounts of qualitative data collected through interviews or focus groups. It is frequently employed by students, but introductory textbooks on content analysis have largely focused on the quantitative version of the method. In one of the first to focus on qualitative content analysis, Margrit Schreier takes students step-by step through: creating a coding frame; segmenting the material; trying out the coding frame; evaluating the trial coding; carrying out the main coding; what comes after qualitative content analysis; and, making use of software when conducting qualitative content analysis. Each part of the process is described in detail and research examples are provided to illustrate each step. Frequently asked questions are answered, the most important points are summarized, and end of chapter questions provide an opportunity to revise these points. After reading the book, students are fully equipped to conduct their own qualitative content analysis. Designed for upper level undergraduate, MA, PhD students and researchers across the social sciences, this is essential reading for all those who want to use qualitative content analysis.
- Author BiographyMargrit Schreier is Professor of Empirical Methods at Jacobs University Bremen. She started out with a BA in English Language and Literature (at New College, Oxford), before she went on to study Psychology at Heidelberg University (Dipl. Psych., Dr.) where she first became interested in qualitative research methods. She was also co-director of the Methods Center of the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Media Psychology. She has taught research methods courses for 15 years, including qualitative methods, experimental design, and mixed methods, to students from a variety of social science disciplines, and has given workshops on qualitative content analysis and other methods topics at GESIS, the Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, for more than five years. Her other research interests include the didactics of teaching qualitative research methods, media reception, the empirical study of literature, and health-related research. She has been a principal investigator in several DFG-funded research projects on these topics, and she has authored and co-authored an introductory methods textbook and more than 90 book chapters and articles. When she is not working, she enjoys cooking and photography. She is also a homeopath and has been surprised to find that homeopathy allows her to apply many of her methods skills - including qualitative content analysis!
- Author(s)Margrit Schreier
- PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
- Date of Publication21/02/2012
- SubjectLibrary & Information Science
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintSAGE Publications Ltd
- Weight476 g
- Width170 mm
- Height242 mm
- Spine15 mm
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