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Qualitative Data Analysis: QDA Resources

This guide provides information and guidance for researchers interested in conducting qualitative data analysis.

QDA Literature of the Field

Qualitative Methods Bibliography

Overall support:

  • Robert Bogdan and Sari Knopp Biklen, Qualitative Research for Education: An Introduction to Theory and Methods.
  • Maxwell, J. (2000). Qualitative research design: An interactive approach. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Creswell, J. (2012). Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing among Five Approaches. Sage Publications.
  • Wolcott, H. (2001). Writing up qualitative research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Booth, W., Colomb, G. & Williams, J. (2008). The Craft of Research. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
  • Denzin, N.K., & Lincoln Y.S. (1994). Handbook of Qualitative Research, Sage

  • Dey, I. (1993). Qualitative data analysis: a user-friendly guide, Routledge

Interviews:

  • Maxwell, J. (2000). Qualitative research design: An interactive approach. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Rubin, H. & Rubin, I. (2005). Qualitative interviewing: The art of hearing data. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Case Studies:

  • Yin, R. (1994). Case study research: Design and methods. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Classroom Observations:

  • Wragg, E.C. (2012). An introduction to classroom observation. New York: Routledge.

Focus Groups

  • Krueger, R. (2009): Focus groups: A practical guide for applied research. CA: Sage Publications.
  • Morgan, D. (1997): Focus groups as qualitative research. CA: Sage Publications.

Data Coding:

  • Maxwell, J. (2000). Qualitative research design: An interactive approach. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Silverman, D. (2006). Interpreting qualitative data: Methods for analyzing talk, text and interaction. Sage Publications.

Ethnographies:

  • Yin, R. (1994). Case study research: Design and methods. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • LeCompte, M. & Schensul, J. (2013). Analyzing & interpreting ethnographic data. AltaMira Press.
  • Creswell, J. (2012). Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing among Five Approaches

Examples of Qualitative Research

  • Lareau, Annette. (2011). Unequal childhoods: Class, race, and family life. Univ of California Press.
  • Tobin, J. T., Wu, D. Y. H., & Davidson, D. H. (1989). Preschool in 3 cultures.
  • Rosenfeld, M. (2002). Power structure, agency, and family in a Palestinian refugee camp. International Journal of Middle East Studies, 34(03), 519-551.
  • Rolon-Dow, Rosalie. (2004). Seduced by images: Identity and schooling in the lives of Puerto Rican girls. Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 35(1), 8-29.
  • Sato, T., & Hodge, S. R. (2015). Japanese Exchange Students’ Academic and Social Struggles at an American University. Journal of International Students, 5(3), 208-227.