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Methodology: Analysing Qualitative Data and Writing up your Findings

Ryan, Anne B. (2006) Methodology: Analysing Qualitative Data and Writing up your Findings. In: Researching and Writing your thesis: a guide for postgraduate students. Mace: Maynooth Adult and Community Education, pp. 92-108.

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Abstract

You have collected data or sourced it in documents. Now that you have it, you need to analyse it in order to produce findings. Much of what we offer in the way of practicalities in this chapter could be characterised as strategies for analysis, rather than shoulds (cf Richardson, 1990: 32). There are, however, some shoulds, such as the need to be sysematic and organised, and to present evidence to back up your findings. We make this clear when we discuss these processes.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Thesis; Writing; Researching; Research; Postpositivism; Positivism; Methodology; Method; Reflexivity; Implications of postpositivism for researcher; Learning Stance; Discourse; Productivity discourse; Literature review function; Literature review process; Checklist of guiding questions for a literature review; Plagiarism; Evaluating literature; Using concepts; Methodology: collecting data; Methodology: analysing data; Theoretical sampling; Sampling strategies; Models of data collection; Writing up findings; Guiding questions for writing; Discussion-oriented writing; Advanced analysis; The nature of evidence; The purpose of analysis; Shared understanding model of data collection; Information-extraction model of data collection; Getting to why and how; Collecting good quality data;
Subjects: Social Sciences > Adult & Community Education
Item ID: 871
Depositing User: Anne B. Ryan
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2008
Journal or Publication Title: Researching and Writing your thesis: a guide for postgraduate students
Publisher: Mace: Maynooth Adult and Community Education
Refereed: Yes
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