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Qualitative Research & Tools

Find tutorials about conducting Qualitative research, including resources on methodologies and software.


Online QDA

  • Method-focused site produced by the School of Human & Health Science, University of Huddersfield
  • See How and what to code

Overviews of Qualitative Data Analysis

Recommended Resources on Coding and Memo-ing

Coding and Analysis of Findings: Additional Video Resources:

Readings on Coding and Memoing:

Readings on Building a Codebook:

  • Braun, Virginia, and Victoria Clarke. 2006. “Using Thematic Analysis in Psychology.” Qualitative Research in Psychology 3 (2): 77–101.
    • This is a classic paper on thematic coding, and a great overview of the approach we are taking in this class.
  • Chapter 3 of Guest, Greg, Kathleen M. MacQueen and Emily E. Namey Applied Thematic Analysis. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc., 2012.
    • A practical chapter with some useful visual examples. People doing interviews may appreciate the guidance on structural coding.
  • Chapter 9 of Silver, Christina and Ann Lewins Using Software in Qualitative Research: A Step-by-Step Guide. Second Edition ed. 55 City Road, London: SAGE Publications Ltd, 2014.
    • While this chapter refers to software, the overall discussion of coding schemas/codebooks is applicable to any coding medium.
  • Introduction of Urquhart, Cathy Grounded Theory for Qualitative Research: A Practical Guide. 55 City Road, London: SAGE Publications, Ltd, 2013
    • I include this reading by way of contrast. We are NOT doing Grounded Theory in this course, but it is important to understand what that method is because (a) the contrast will help you to understand what is distinctive about what you ARE doing and (b) you will encounter many qualitative scholars who do use this method, and you should be able to engage their work & their questions intelligently.