Students' everyday problems: a systematic qualitative analysis

GRAYSON, A., CLARKE, D.D. and MILLER, H., 1995. Students' everyday problems: a systematic qualitative analysis. Counselling, 6, pp. 197-202.

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Abstract

The growing acceptance ofqualitative research promises to minimise the perceived gap between counselling practitioner and counselling researcher, but brings with it the challenge offinding methods for dealing systematically, yet respectfully, with textual data. This article presents just such a method. Seventy-five students provided brief descriptions of the everyday problems of their university careers. A random sample of these first hand accounts was then sorted by 30 further students. Hierarchical cluster analysis and multidimensional scaling procedures were used to construct a categorical and dimensional framework within which the original first hand accounts are explored in more detail.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Counselling
Creators: Grayson, A., Clarke, D.D. and Miller, H.
Publisher: British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Date: 1995
Volume: 6
Rights: This article first appeared in Counselling Journal, 1995, vol. 6, which is the professional journal of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:10
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 14:28
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8857

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