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1 Maps, tables, flow charts and diagrams in Qualitative Data Analysis
2 Use for… Clarification in elicitation process (share with respondents) Develop ideas about a model, processes etc.Illustrate examples and your argumentLay out data so that patterns can be discoveredData reduction
3 Domain analysisExamination of what some term or concept means for a culture or subgroupCan be expressed as a taxonomyCaptures relationships. Hierarchical system of types. Each type has ‘children’ subtypes that are mutually exclusive and do not have different parents.
5 Miles, M. B. and Huberman, A. M Miles, M.B. and Huberman, A.M. (1994) Qualitative data analysis: a sourcebook of new methods. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage. p. 133
6 Componetial analysisWhat attributes does an individual or thing have?
7 Componential analysis of services for the unemployed For youngFor olderTrainingAdviceAdult Training-+Youth TrainingTraining Access PointsWork LinkBCEATAStart-up Business UnitsBusiness Access SchemeWorkers Co-operativesCEASACareers ServiceRedundancy Counseling
8 Matrices Simple, like crosstabs. Exclusive values in each cell Or Non-exclusive values in each cellSee: Ritchie, J. and Lewis, J. (eds) (2003) Qualitative Research Practice: A Guide for Social Science Students and Researchers. London: Sage.
9 Example qualitative table. Descriptions of people with degrees
23 Maps Use different shapes to represent different ideas Use different lines to represent different relationshipsArrows for direction, + or - for positive or negative influence.
24 Event state network Events States Quit job Redundancy End of short-term contractLeave School or collegeInterviewCareers adviceTrainingJob offerUnemployedRoutine searchingEntrepreneurial searchingLooking for workHalf looking for workNew social relationsIn work
26 Venn DiagramsTo show set of objects, cases etc and their relationships.
27 Flow chartsInput, output, decisions, processing of inputs to produce outputs.E.g. entry to University, exams and final degree. Admission to day centre for persons with learning difficulties.Can show flow of people through system, or flow or one person/case through system of decision making.Can use to compare cases.