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

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Frost, N., Holt, A., Shinebourne, P., Esin, C., Nolas, S., Mehdizadeh, L. and Brooks-Gordon, B. 2011. Collective findings, individual interpretations: an illustration of a pluralistic approach to qualitative data analysis qualitative research in Psychology. Qualitative Research in Psychology. 8 (1), pp. 93-113. https://doi.org/10.1080/14780887.2010.500351
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TitleCollective findings, individual interpretations: an illustration of a pluralistic approach to qualitative data analysis qualitative research in Psychology
AuthorsFrost, N., Holt, A., Shinebourne, P., Esin, C., Nolas, S., Mehdizadeh, L. and Brooks-Gordon, B.
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.

Research GroupApplied Health Psychology group
Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research group
PublisherRoutledge
JournalQualitative Research in Psychology
ISSN1478-0895
Publication dates
Print01 Jan 2011
Publication process dates
Deposited08 Apr 2010
Output statusPublished
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/14780887.2010.500351
LanguageEnglish
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