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Qualitative Data Analysis: An Expanded Sourcebook(2nd Edition) [Paperback]

by Matthew B. Miles, A. Michael Huberman
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January 12, 1994 0803955405 978-0803955400 2nd

The latest edition of this best-selling textbook by Miles and Huberman not only is considerably expanded in content, but is now available in paperback. Bringing the art of qualitative analysis up-to-date, this edition adds hundreds of new techniques, ideas and references developed in the past decade. The increase in the use of computers in qualitative analysis is also reflected in this volume. There is an extensive appendix on criteria to choose from among the currently available analysis packages. Through examples from a host of social science and professional disciplines, Qualitative Data Analysis remains the most comprehensive and complete treatment of this topic currently available to scholars and applied researchers.



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About the Author

Matthew B. Miles, a social psychologist, had a career-long interest in strategies for educational reform. His work focused on planned change in education, group and organizational studies, and the dissemination and implementation of research findings. His first major research project was a four-year study of six new, innovative public schools.

A. Michael Huberman’s long-term interests were in scientific epistemology and adult cognition and knowledge use. His work focused on education policy, school reform, and the practical translation of research knowledge into effective school practice. His first extensive project was a four-year study of an experimental elementary school’s implementation of Piagetian theories into classroom practice..

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc; 2nd edition (January 12, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0803955405
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803955400
  • Product Dimensions: 3.4 x 4.3 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #320,102 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic resource for first-time researchers March 22, 2007
Format:Paperback
As a first time qualitative researcher, I found this book indispensible during my data analysis. It clearly explains multiple analytic techniques, providing the researcher with many alternatives to use in developing conclusions. The descriptions are easy to understand and supported by insightful examples. If you are looking for a roadmap to guide you through qualitative research, this is the GPS of qualitative data analysis.
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30 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Resource May 30, 2002
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
As an advisor of doctoral students, I keep several copies of this book on the shelf so I always have one on hand to loan to students. I find it a very useful resource for students who are planning qualitative research.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the nuts and bolts to put the thing together July 20, 2006
Format:Paperback
I am working on my dissertation. This book got me out of my thinking chair and to my writing desk. The philosophical approach to qualitative research is very contemporary and will take us into whole new areas of research to improve and 'polish' humanity. My only objection is the cost. Does a book like this really have to cost over $60? Too much.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
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When one thinks of qualitaitve research one tends to think immediately of focus groups and face to face interviews - but increasingly with research the game is shifting toward online surveys that generate wonderful amounts of open-ended content, and research projects may also involve ethnography and content analysis to gain rich insights. In other words the focus of the professional must shift toward that quesiton: "what on earth do we do with all this 'soft' data?" Those verbatims, those observation notes... there's a huge amount of data waiting for interpretation. Can you systematically analyse it?

Here in 13 comprehensive chapters, over 338 pages the issues are explored from multiple angles, and what Miles & Huberman have achieved in this sourcebook is a thorough starting point for researchers who want to reliably and systematically - dare I say, scientifically - interpret the soft data they must work with. This book is by turns brilliant and inspiring - helped along by clear prose that talks to us as professional colleagues.

I recommend this one very strongly. Your colleagues will blanche when they see you carrying this big grey book - but if they get over the seemingly dry subject matter, they see that these authors have prepared a pathway along which serious qualitative researchers ought to travel.
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47 of 59 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A useful approach July 24, 1998
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This book offers a new stance about qualitative research... It differs from the classic "grounded theory" approach and gives useful tools to deal with qualitative research. Must be read if you deal with qualitative research !!!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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Don't let the date published scare you away from this book. The guides are applicable to any person wishing to perform qualitative data analysis.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Bible for Qualitative Researchers July 31, 2008
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This book is one of the main reasons I was able to tackle my dissertation so effectively. It is priceless.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must-have November 9, 2010
By marta
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This is a definite must-have, must-read for all qualitative researchers at the beginning of their research journey. Very easy to read and flip through.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Qualitative
Exactly what I needed for school. Great resources that I think I will continue to use in my practice. Yay
Published 3 months ago by Oscar Hernandez
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay but ocassionally confusing
This book was a required course text; it was helpful at times but on several occasions I found it quite confusing.
Published 7 months ago by Swaggerific SHopper
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
It is a useful tool book for qualitative research. This second-hand book is under good condition and wrap quite well!
Published 8 months ago by vivin731
5.0 out of 5 stars A great review of qualitative data analysis
This is an older book, but the methodologies the authors write about are classic. I especially liked the almost conversational manner of the book with regard to how to manage and... Read more
Published 9 months ago by SD
3.0 out of 5 stars Required text
This was required reading and as such it actually help me with the course of study. Hope it helps you too.
Published 10 months ago by Robert Holter
1.0 out of 5 stars Antiquated
This book is antiquated in its style, delivery, and content. I would not recommend it. Many other resources are available that are much better.
Published 10 months ago by Russell S. Sprinkle
5.0 out of 5 stars Valuable
Wouldn't do qualitative analysis without it! This is the Bible and the cornerstone. The beginning researcher will understand it (finally) and the instructor will be grateful for... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Jo-lynne Jack
5.0 out of 5 stars All good
I lost a uni library copy of this book. I am glad this used copy was available. I chanced it that the description was accurate, and it was.
Published 11 months ago by Kenny Hill
4.0 out of 5 stars qualitative data analysis; An expanded source book.
I choose this book because i am looking for a text book that could help me with the organisation data maintenance. i like it because it is easy to read. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Life-Saver
This book is a life-saver! While it's not reasonable to expect to learn how to conduct effective analysis from a single text, this comes as close as any to describing the process... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Miles Ashlock
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