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Collective findings, individual interpretations: an illustration of a pluralistic approach to qualitative data analysis.
journal contributionposted on 2023-06-07, 21:19 authored by Nollaig Frost, Amanda Holt, Pnina Shinebourne, Cigdem Esin, Sevasti-Melissa Nolas, Leila Mehdizadeh, Belinda Brooks-Gordon
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
JournalQualitative Research in Psychology
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