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Resources for Researchers

Provides links and citations to articles, books, e-books on general research, qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods, action research, and more. Many of the resources listed here are available to ACU students through the online Library databases (e.g. P

Qualitative Data Analysis

Armstrong, D., Gosling, A., Weinman, J., Marteau, T. (1997). The place of inter-rater reliability in qualitative research: an empirical study. Sociology, 31(3), 597-606.

Attride-Stirling, J. (2001). Thematic networks: An analytic tool for qualitative research. Qualitative Research, 1(3), 385-405.

Carlson, J. A. (2010). Avoiding traps in member checking. The Qualitative Report, 15(5), 1102-1113.

Open Coding, A general description:

Boeije, H. (2002). A purposeful approach to the constant comparative method in the analysis of qualitative interviewsQuality and quantity, 36(4), 391-409. (ACU login required)

Bradley, E.H., Curry, L. A., & Devers, K. J. (2007). Qualitative data analysis for health services research: Developing taxonomy, themes, and theory. Health Services Research, 42(4), 1758-1772.

Braun, V. and Clarke, V. (2006). Using thematic analysis in psychology. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 3(2). pp. 77-101.

Bowen, G. A. (2009). Document analysis as a qualitative research method. Qualitative Research Journal, 9(2), 27-40. (ACU login required)

DeCuir-Gunby, J. T., Marshall, P. L., & McCulloch, A. W. (2011). Developing and using a codebook for the analysis of interview data: An example from a professional development research projectField methods, 23(2), 136-155. (ACU login required)

Flick, U. (Ed.). (2014). The SAGE handbook of qualitative data analysis. SAGE Publications. (Extensive & Excellent!) (ACU login required)

Gibbs, Graham. Coding Part 1: Alan Bryman's 4 Stages of Qualitative Analysis.
There are 4 videos, not brilliant productions, but basic info on coding well demonstrated via videoed lectures. Quite accessible and practical. Start here if you don’t have a clue (or even if you do).

Graneheim, U. H., & Lundman, B. (2004). Qualitative content analysis in nursing research: Concepts, procedures and measures to achieve trustworthiness. Nurse Education Today, 24(2), 105-112.

Hsieh, H.-F., & Shannon, S. E. (2005). Three approaches to qualitative content analysis. Qualitative Health Research, 15(9), 1277-1288.

Leech, N. L., & Onwuegbuzie, A. J. (2007). An array of qualitative data analysis tools: A call for data analysis triangulation. School Psychology Quarterly, 22(4), 557-584. (ACU login required)

Marques, J. R., & McCall, C. (2005). The application of interrater reliability as a solidification instrument in a phenomenological study. The Qualitative Report, 10(3), 439-462.

Miles, M. B., Huberman, A. M., & Saldaña, J. (2014). Qualitative data analysis: A methods sourcebook (3rd ed.). Sage Publications.

Rapley, T. Doing conversation, discourse and document analysis. Sage Publications. (e-book) (ACU login required)

Ryan, G. W., & Bernard, H. R. (2003). Techniques to identify themes. Field Methods, 15(1), 85-109. (ACU login required)

Saldaña, J. (2013). The coding manual for qualitative researchers (2nd ed). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. (My go-to text: Excellent!)
[Chapter 1:]
[Entire ebook available:]

Stemler, S. (2001). An overview of content analysis. Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 7(17).

Suter, W.N. (2011). Chapter 12: Qualitative data, analysis, and design. in Introduction to educational research: A critical thinking approach (2nd ed., pp. 342-386). Sage Publications.

Thomas, D. R. (2006). A general inductive approach for analyzing qualitative evaluation data. American Journal of Evaluation, 27(2), 237-246.

Turner, S., & Coen, S. E. (2008). Member checking in human geography: Interpreting divergent understandings of performativity in a student space. Area, 40(2), 184-193.