A framework for using qualitative comparative analysis for the review of the literature

Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie, Rebecca Weinbaum

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Abstract

Onwuegbuzie, Leech, and Collins (2012) demonstrated how the following 5 qualitative data analysis approaches can be used to analyze and to synthesize information extracted from a literature review: constant comparison analysis, domain analysis, taxonomic analysis, componential analysis, and theme analysis. In a similar vein, Onwuegbuzie and Frels (2014) outlined how discourse analysis can be used. Thus, the purpose of this article is to provide a framework for using another qualitative data analysis technique to analyze and to interpret literature review sources—a process that we call a Qualitative Comparative Analysis-Based Research Synthesis (QCARS). Using a real review of the literature, we illustrate how to conduct a QCARS using a qualitative comparative analysis software program.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)359-372
Number of pages14
JournalQualitative Report
Volume22
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2017

Keywords

  • Literature Review
  • Qualitative Comparative Analysis
  • Qualitative Comparative Analysis-Based Research Synthesis
  • Qualitative Data Analysis
  • Review of the Literature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Education

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