Qualitative data analysis

Karen Smith, Joanne Davies

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    Book abstract: The growing emphasis on evidence-based practice means that there is an increasing need for practitioners to have at least a basic understanding of research, be aware of methodological pitfalls and to be updated on new methods. This book provides a practical, user-friendly guide to social science research methods for professionals who have benefited from little, if any, formal research methods training but find themselves in a role that requires them to read and understand complex research findings and carry out their own research as part of their professional practice.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPractical Research and Evaluation: a Start-to-Finish Guide for Practitioners
    PublisherSAGE Publications
    ISBN (Print)9781847870032
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010


    • qualitative data analysis
    • education research
    • research evaluation methods


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