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Qualitative Data Analysis A Methods Sourcebook, 3rd Edition

The Third Edition of Miles & Huberman’s classic research methods text is updated and streamlined by Johnny Saldaña, author of The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers. Several of the data display strategies from previous editions are now presented in re-envisioned and reorganized formats to enhance reader accessibility and comprehension. The Third Edition’s presentation of the fundamentals of research design and data management is followed by five distinct methods of analysis: exploring, describing, ordering, explaining, and predicting. Miles and Huberman’s original research studies are profiled and accompanied with new examples from Saldaña’s recent qualitative work. The book’s most celebrated chapter, “Drawing and Verifying Conclusions,” is retained and revised, and the chapter on report writing has been greatly expanded, and is now called “Writing About Qualitative Research.” Comprehensive and authoritative, Qualitative Data Analysis has been elegantly revised for a new generation of qualitative researchers.


“This book is a wonderful, valuable and truly important contribution to the field of qualitative research. Saldana has updated, innovated and altogether advanced the insights and wisdom of practice of Miles and Huberman in such a way as to amplify the value of their work while making it even more usable and inspiring to researchers concerned with engaging in rigorous, reflective, systematic and reliable empirical research. This book adds great value to the field of qualitative research and I will use it in all of my methods courses with great enthusiasm and appreciation. Thank you for your hard work, I am grateful!” (Sharon Ravitch)

“I definitely plan to adopt this edition when it becomes available.  In recent years, this has been a text I encourage student to use as a reference.  The new edition will be a required textbook for my Advanced Qualitative Research course.” (Mary Madden)

“The new material is well integrated, it still has the Miles and Huberman content, but the presentation strategy adds new material and “softens” the quantitative edge of the Second Edition.  I think the section on coding (Chapter 4) is an excellent presentation and surpasses similar material in Saldaña’s previous book. This book continues to be the best basic sourcebook available.” (James H. Banning 2013-03-15)

“Yes, this is a much improved 3rd edition and I know my students will find it extremely valuable as a handbook, instructional guide, and day-to-day resource in their qualitative analysis activities.” (Carolyn Garcia)

About the Author

Matthew B. Miles, a social psychologist, had a career-long interest in strategies for educational reform. His work focused on planned change in education, group and organizational studies, and the dissemination and implementation of research findings. His first major research project was a four-year study of six new, innovative public schools.

A. Michael Huberman’s long-term interests were in scientific epistemology and adult cognition and knowledge use. His work focused on education policy, school reform, and the practical translation of research knowledge into effective school practice. His first extensive project was a four-year study of an experimental elementary school’s implementation of Piagetian theories into classroom practice..

Johnny Saldaña is Evelyn Smith Professor of Theatre in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts’ School of Theatre and Film at Arizona State University where he has taught since 1981. He received his BFA and MFA degrees in drama education from the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Drama of Color: Improvisation with Multiethnic Folklore (Heinemann, 1995), awarded the 1996 Distinguished Book Award from the American Alliance for Theatre & Education (AATE); Longitudinal Qualitative Research: Analyzing Change Through Time (AltaMira Press, 2003), awarded the 2004 Outstanding Book Award from the National Communication Association’s Ethnography Division; Ethnodrama: An Anthology of Reality Theatre (AltaMira Press, 2005); The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers (SAGE, 2009); and Fundamentals of Qualitative Research (Oxford University Press, 2011). In press is a new book, Ethnotheatre: Research from Page to Stage (Left Coast Press, 2012), and a Second Edition of The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers (SAGE, 2013).

Product Details :

  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc; Third Edition edition (April 18, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1452257876
  • ISBN-13: 978-1452257877
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 1 inches

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