Longitudinal Qualitative Research: Analyzing Change Through Time

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Rowman Altamira, 2003 - Science - 199 pages
Johnny Saldaņa outlines the basic elements of longitudinal qualitative data, focusing on micro-levels of change observed within individual cases and groups of participants. He draws upon his primary experience in theater education to examine time and change in longitudinal qualitative studies; contending that "playwrights and qualitative researchers write for the same purpose: to create a unique, insightful, and engaging text about the human condition." Offering sixteen specific questions through which researchers may approach the analysis of longitudinal qualitative data, Professor Saldaņa presents a text intended as a primer for fellow newcomers to long term inquiry, based on traditional social science methods from traditional qualitative and quantitative paradigms, but enriched by an artist-educator's unconventional perspective.
 

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Contents

Longitudinal Qualitative Studies Time and Change
1
Longitudinal Qualitative Research Design
15
Longitudinal Qualitative Data Analysis
45
Framing Questions
67
Descriptive Questions
99
Analytic and Interpretive Questions
127
Looking Back at the Journey
157
Longitudinal Qualitative Data Summary
171
Notes
173
References
175
Index
187
About the Author
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Johnny Saldaņa is a professor of Theatre at Arizona State University.

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