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Citation: Wang, Y., Ryan, J., & Gao, X. (2022). Data analysis. In Guerney, L., Wang, Y., & Barnard, R. (Eds.), Narratives of qualitative PhD research identities: Languages and cultures in transition (pp. 79-93). Abingdon, England: Routledge..

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This chapter examines the data analysis stage of the PhD candidature. It begins with a discussion of key issues concerning qualitative data analysis raised in relevant literature, then provides an overview of my project, before moving on to narrate and discuss my own experience – strategies, struggles, and rewards – of tackling large amounts of multiple-sourced and multi-layered data. The account goes chronologically from initial data processing, coding, and theory construction to writing up the findings. Three aspects are highlighted: dealing with multiple-sourced bilingual data, inductive and/or deductive analysis, and reflection and reflexivity. The section concludes by considering the data analysis phase in terms of academic and personal development.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Schools > Centre for Languages
Depositing User: Jonathon Ryan
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2023 00:10
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2023 00:10

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