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    Pluralism in qualitative research: the impact of different researchers and qualitative approaches on the analysis of qualitative data

    Frost, N. and Nolas, S.M. and Brooks-Gordon, Belinda and Esin, C. and Holt, A. and Mehdizadeh, L. and Shinebourne, Pnina (2010) Pluralism in qualitative research: the impact of different researchers and qualitative approaches on the analysis of qualitative data. Qualitative Research 10 (4), pp. 441-460. ISSN 1468-7941.

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    Abstract

    Qualitative approaches to research in psychology and the social sciences are increasingly used. The variety of approaches incorporates different epistemologies, theoretical traditions and practices with associated analysis techniques spanning a range of theoretical and empirical frameworks. Despite the increase in mixed method approaches it is unusual for qualitative methods to be used in combination with each other. The Pluralism in Qualitative Research project (PQR) was developed in order to investigate the benefits and creative tensions of integrating diverse qualitative approaches. Among other objectives it seeks to interrogate the contributions and impact of researchers and methods on data analysis. The article presents our pluralistic analysis of a single semi-structured interview transcript. Analyses were carried out by different researchers using grounded theory, Foucauldian discourse analysis, interpretative phenomenological analysis and narrative analysis. We discuss the variation and agreement in the analysis of the data. The implications of the findings on the conduct, writing and presentation of qualitative research are discussed.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): mixed methods, pluralism, qualitative research, rigour, subjectivity, transparency
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Research Centre: Gender and Sexuality, Birkbeck (BiGS), Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for (BISR)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 03 May 2013 09:03
    Last Modified: 12 Dec 2016 09:22
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/6581

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