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  • Print publication year: 2017
  • Online publication date: October 2017

1 - Collecting Textual, Media and Virtual Data in Qualitative Research

For readers new to qualitative research, the following texts provide accessible introductions – even for readers outside of psychology:

Braun, V. and Clarke, V. (2013). Successful qualitative research: A practical guide for beginners. London: Sage Publications.
Howitt, D. (2012). Introduction to qualitative methods in psychology (2nd edn). Harlow, UK: Prentice Hall.
Vossler, A. and Moller, N. (eds.) (2014). The counselling and psychotherapy research handbook. London: Sage Publications.
Willig, C. (2013). Introducing qualitative research in psychology (3rd edn). Berkshire, UK: Open University Press.
Birks, M. and Mills, J. (2011). Grounded theory: A practical guide. London: Sage Publications.
Boyatzis, R. E. (1998). Transforming qualitative information: Thematic analysis and code development. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Boynton, P. (2016). The research companion: A practical guide for those in The social sciences and health and development (2nd edn). London: Routledge.
Braun, V. and Clarke, V. (2006). Using thematic analysis in psychology. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 3(2), 77101.
Braun, V. and Clarke, V. (2012). Thematic analysis. In Cooper, H., Camic, P. M., Long, D. L., Panter, A. T., Rindskopf, D. and Sher, K. J. (eds.), APA handbook of research methods in psychology, Vol. 2: Research designs: Quantitative, qualitative, neuropsychological, and biological (pp. 5771). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Braun, V. and Clarke, V. (2013). Successful qualitative research: A practical guide for beginners. London: Sage Publications.
Davies, H. and O’Callaghan, C. (2014). All in this together? Feminisms, academia, austerity. Journal of Gender Studies, 23(3), 227232.
Fielding, N., Lee, R. M. and Blank, G. (eds.) (2008). The SAGE handbook of online research methods. Los Angeles: Sage Publications.
Hallowell, N., Lawton, J. and Gregory, S. (eds.) (2005). Reflections on research: The realities of doing research in the social sciences. Maidenhead, UK: Open University Press.
Hsieh, H. F. and Shannon, S. E. (2005). Three approaches to qualitative content analysis. Qualitative Health Research, 15(9), 12771288.
Howitt, D. (2012). Introduction to qualitative methods in psychology (2nd edn). Harlow, UK: Prentice Hall.
Mann, C. and Stewart, F. (2000). Internet communication and qualitative research: A handbook for researching online. London: Sage Publications.
Margolis, E. and Pauwels, L. (eds.) (2011). The SAGE handbook of visual research methods. London: Sage Publications.
Reavey, P. (ed.) (2011). Visual methods in psychology: Using and interpreting images in qualitative research. London: Routledge.
Riessman, C. K. (2007). Narrative methods for the human sciences. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Rose, G. (2012). Visual methodologies: An introduction to researching with visual materials. Los Angeles: Sage Publications.
Smith, J. A., Flowers, P. and Larkin, M. (2009). Interpretative phenomenological analysis: Theory, method and research. London: Sage Publications.
Ten Have, P. (2007). Doing conversation analysis: A practical guide (2nd edn). London: Sage Publications.
Wetherell, M., Taylor, S. and Yates, S. J. (eds.) (2001a). Discourse as data: A guide for analysis. London: Sage Publications.
Wetherell, M., Taylor, S. and Yates, S. J. (eds.) (2001b). Discourse theory and practice: A reader. London: Sage Publications.
Willig, C. (2001). Introducing qualitative research in psychology: Adventures in theory and method. Buckingham, UK: Open University Press.
Willig, C. (2013). Introducing qualitative research in psychology (3rd edn). Berkshire, UK: Open University Press.