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    Collective findings, individual interpretations: an illustration of a pluralistic approach to qualitative data analysis

    Frost, N.A. and Holt, A. and Shinebourne, P. and Esin, C. and Nolas, S.-M. and Mehdizadeh, L. and Brooks-Gordon, Belinda (2011) Collective findings, individual interpretations: an illustration of a pluralistic approach to qualitative data analysis. Qualitative Research in Psychology 8 (1), pp. 93-113. ISSN 1478-0887.

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    Abstract

    The establishment of qualitative approaches in the mainstream of psychology research facilitates innovation in their use, both singly and in combination. In this article, we describe a pluralistic qualitative analysis of the transcript of a semi-structured interview on the topic of second-time motherhood using Grounded Theory, Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, Narrative Analysis, and Foucauldian Discourse Analysis. Each approach encapsulates different epistemological assumptions and is employed by a different analyst. We present key collective findings and the different interpretations of these findings by each analyst. We discuss how a pluralistic qualitative approach to data analysis can aid the quest to “know more” about a phenomenon by providing a more holistic, multilayered understanding of data that works across epistemologies.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): integration, motherhood, pluralism, polyvocal, qualitative analysis
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2018 14:52
    Last Modified: 16 Mar 2018 14:52
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/21696

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