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    Qualitative Story Completion: A Method with Exciting Promise
    with Virginia Braun, Nikki Hayfield, Naomi Moller, and Irmgard Tischner
    In Pranee Liamputtong (ed.), Handbook of Research Methods in Health Social Sciences, Springer Singapore. pp. 1479-1496. 2019.
    This chapter introduces the story completion method of collecting qualitative data, a novel technique that offers exciting potential to the qualitative researcher. SC involves a researcher writing a story “stem” or “cue” – or, more simply put, the start of a story, usually an opening sentence or two – and asking the participants to complete or continue the story. Originally developed as a form of projective test, the use of SC in qualitative research is relatively new. The authors comprise the S…Read more
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    Thematic Analysis
    with Virginia Braun, Nikki Hayfield, and Gareth Terry
    In Pranee Liamputtong (ed.), Handbook of Research Methods in Health Social Sciences, Springer Singapore. pp. 843-860. 2019.
    This chapter maps the terrain of thematic analysis, a method for capturing patterns across qualitative datasets. We identify key concepts and different orientations and practices, illustrating why TA is often better understood as an umbrella term, used for sometimes quite different approaches, than a single qualitative analytic approach. Under the umbrella, three broad approaches can be identified: a “coding reliability” approach, a “codebook” approach, and a “reflexive” approach. These are ofte…Read more