Modes Of Thinking For Qualitative Data Analysis by Melissa FreemanModes Of Thinking For Qualitative Data Analysis by Melissa Freeman

Modes Of Thinking For Qualitative Data Analysis

byMelissa Freeman

Paperback | September 20, 2016

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Modes of Thinking for Qualitative Data Analysis argues for engagement with the conceptual underpinnings of five prominent analytical strategies used by qualitative researchers. Melissa Freeman describes the core characteristics of each analytical strategy or mode of thinking in relation to its aim and action and then illustrates each using examples from a range of disciplines. Providing these modes of thinking in one text contributes to a deeper understanding of their distinct theoretical and methodological contributions to research as well as the potential and challenge of combining them. Experienced qualitative researchers, novices, and graduate students from many disciplines will gain new insight from the theory-practice relationship of analysis advanced. This book:

-introduces five dominant modes of thinking in qualitative data analysis: categorical thinking, narrative thinking, dialectical thinking, poetical thinking, and diagrammatical thinking;
-argues for the importance of thinking about qualitative research at the level of the analytic strategies guiding the research;
-uses examples from a range of disciplines to illustrate the strategies in diverse design configurations.
Melissa Freemanis Professor of Qualitative Research Methodologies in the College of Education at The University of Georgia.
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Title:Modes Of Thinking For Qualitative Data AnalysisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:154 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.25 inPublished:September 20, 2016Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1629581798

ISBN - 13:9781629581798

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Table of Contents

Contents

List of Tables and Figures

Preface

  1. Introduction
  2. Why Focus on Analysis?

    Thinking, not Thought

    Brief Introduction to the Modes of Thinking

    Modes of Thinking for Qualitative Data Analysis

    The Modes of Thinking in Dynamic Relation

  3. Categorical Thinking
  4. Introduction to Categorical Thinking

    Characteristics of Categorical Thinking

    Categorical Thinking in Practice

    Deciding on Categorical Thinking for Analysis

  5. Narrative Thinking
  6. Introduction to Narrative Thinking

    Characteristics of Narrative Thinking

    Narrative Thinking in Practice

    Deciding on Narrative Thinking for Analysis

  7. Dialectical Thinking
  8. Introduction to Dialectical Thinking

    Characteristics of Dialectical Thinking

    Dialectical Thinking in Practice

    Deciding on Dialectical Thinking for Analysis

  9. Poetical Thinking
  10. Introduction to Poetical Thinking

    Characteristics of Poetical Thinking

    Poetical Thinking in Practice

    Deciding on Poetical Thinking for Analysis

  11. Diagrammatical Thinking
  12. Introduction to Diagrammatical Thinking

    Characteristics of Diagrammatical Thinking

    Diagrammatical Thinking in Practice

    Deciding on Diagrammatical Thinking for Analysis

  13. Teaching Qualitative Analysis

On Diversity

On Tradition

On Reflexive Dialogical Practice

Final Thoughts

 

List of Tables and Figures

Table 1.1: Modes of Thinking for Qualitative Data Analysis page xx

Table 4.1: Two Approaches to Dialectical Thinking in Practice page xx

Figure 1.1: Modes of Thinking in Dynamic Relation page xx

Figure 2.1: Connecting Categories to Concepts page xx

Figure 3.1: Dimensions of Plot page xx

Figure 4.1: Dialectical Friction and Emergence page xx

Figure 5.1: Poetics as Infinite Dialogue page xx

Figure 6.1: A Phenomenon Becoming page xx

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Editorial Reviews

"We¿ve long needed this book, a book which would take students and scholars alike through the complex process of doing qualitative analysis. Melissa Freeman¿s Modes of Thinking for Qualitative Data Analysis meets these needs. Its creative, comparative focus on forms of thinking, from categorical, to narrative, dialectical, poetical, diagrammatical, opens new windows on how to interpret empirical material." ¿ Norman K. Denzin, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign "Melissa Freeman has developed a compelling typology for understanding qualitative work... Her work counters the standard classifications which connect methods with a particular methodology or tradition and leads to confusion. Instead, she argues persuasively, and with examples, that for a truly reflexive stance and a critical understanding of research, researchers must engage in "pentimento," or must see again, to understand essences and create innovative possibilities." - Lynn Butler-Kisber, McGill University