The wide range of approaches to data analysis in qualitative research can seem daunting even for experienced researchers. This handbook is the first to provide a state-of-the art overview of the whole field of QDA; from general analytic strategies used in qualitative research, to approaches specific to particular types of qualitative data, including talk, text, sounds, images and virtual data. The handbook includes chapters on traditional analytic strategies such as grounded theory, content analysis, hermeneutics, phenomenology and narrative analysis, as well as coverage of newer trends like mixed methods, reanalysis and meta-analysis. Practical aspects such as sampling, transcription, working collaboratively, writing and implementation are given close attention, as are theory and theorization, reflexivity, and ethics. Written by a team of experts in qualitative research from around the world, this handbook is an essential compendium for all qualitative researchers and students across the social sciences.

Analysing News Media

Analysing News Media

Analysing news media
Darrin HodgettsKerry Chamberlain

Daily life is often punctuated with mediated experiences: communications via telephone, email or chat rooms, and engagements with television, radio, magazines, newspapers, websites, libraries, digital games, billboards, packaging and advertising (Deuze, 2011; Silverstone, 2007). People use media for such things as communicating with others, maintaining social networks, accessing information, staying informed, sustaining a sense of self and place, and sourcing entertainment. Combined, media technologies create a nexus, from within which people can engage with events in society, and navigate the pleasures and dilemmas of everyday life (Chamberlain and Hodgetts, 2008; Ostertag, 2010). Media can foster a sense of certainty and belonging, and provide opportunities to reformulate social relations. It is ‘through these various media that our relations ...

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