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

Frost, Nollaig, Holt, Amanda, Shinebourne, Pnina, Esin, Cigdem, Nolas, Sevasti-Melissa, Mehdizadeh, Leila 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. DOI: 10.1080/14780887.2010.500351

Item Type: Article
Keywords: integration, motherhood, pluralism, polyvocal, qualitative analysis
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Social Work and Social Care
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Depositing User: Sevasti-Melissa Nolas
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:46
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2012 16:39
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/18277
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