Social scientific analysis takes its point of departure in theory and research method with the purpose of drawing conclusions from a collected dataset. The analytical process depends on what perspective and what basic assumptions one adopts. This book demonstrates specifically how to analyze qualitative data with a point of departure in seven of the most common analytical perspectives:   

  • Symbolic interactionism 
  • Phenomenology 
  • Hermeneutics 
  • Grounded theory 
  • Narrative analysis 
  • Discourse analysis 
  • ANT-based analysis  

The chapters of the book are written by leading qualitative researchers, who present the seven perspectives and illustrate what concrete empirical strategies they each set the stage for  

The book has been published in two editions.