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Qualitative analysis

Emily Finch and Stefan Fafinski

in Criminology Skills

Second edition

Published on behalf of © Emily Finch and Stefan Fafinski 2016

Published in print March 2016 | ISBN: 9780198718819
Published online September 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780191793172 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/he/9780198718819.003.0017
Qualitative analysis

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Qualitative data cannot be analysed mathematically-such as words, images, attitudes, feelings, and reactions. There are many research methods in criminology that produce qualitative data: for example, interviews, participant observation, documentary analysis, and focus group discussion. This chapter explains how collected qualitative data can be coded, and then describes various approaches to qualitative analysis, including thematic analysis, content analysis, grounded theory, and analytic induction.

Keywords: qualitative analysis; thematic analysis; content analysis; coding; grounded theory; analytic induction

Chapter.  10403 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Criminology

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