FROM SELECTION TO PROPOSITION: Qualitative Data Analysis Models and Methods

Bambang Sukma Wijaya


This article formulates the steps in the qualitative data analysis process, to make it easier for researchers to process and interpret data systematically. The qualitative data analysis model starts from the Selection stage, which selects and sorts relevant and significant data according to the research objectives, then Categorization, which is to group important and meaningful findings into categories and sub-categories. Next is Validation, including intersubjectivity or triangulation for field research by comparing data subjects with one another, and looking for links between their meanings. Meanwhile, for textual studies, validation is done by the intertextual method. The next stage of data analysis is Theorization, in which the researcher interprets and dialogues important and meaningful findings with relevant concepts, theories, and previous studies. The final stage is the Proposition, in which researchers formulate new concepts, models, and theories related to the issue being studied. Although this stage is not linear, in the sense that each stage can jump back and forth according to the needs of the analysis, but researchers need to ensure that each stage is passed systematically and reliably.


To cite this article (7th APA style):

Wijaya, B. S. (2015). From Selection to Proposition: Qualitative Data Analysis Models and Methods. Journal Communication Spectrum, 5(1), 1-12



Selection; Categorization; Validation; Theorization; Proposition


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