Framework Analysis: A Qualitative Methodology for Applied Policy Research

4 Journal of Administration and Governance 72 (2009)

8 Pages Posted: 9 Apr 2016

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Aashish Srivastava

Monash University - Department of Business Law & Taxation

S Bruce Thomson

MacEwan University; MacEwan University

Date Written: 2 Jan, 2009

Abstract

Policies and procedures govern organizations whether they are private or public, for-profit or not-for profit. Review of such policies and procedures are done periodically to ensure optimum efficiency within the organization. Framework analysis is a qualitative method that is aptly suited for applied policy research. Framework analysis is better adapted to research that has specific questions, a limited time frame, a pre-designed sample and a priori issues. In the analysis, data is sifted, charted and sorted in accordance with key issues and themes using five steps: familiarization; identifying a thematic framework; indexing; charting; and mapping and interpretation. Framework analysis provides an excellent tool to assess policies and procedures from the very people that they affect.

Suggested Citation

Srivastava, Aashish and Thomson, Stanley, Framework Analysis: A Qualitative Methodology for Applied Policy Research (2 Jan, 2009). 4 Journal of Administration and Governance 72 (2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2760705

Aashish Srivastava (Contact Author)

Monash University - Department of Business Law & Taxation ( email )

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Stanley Thomson

MacEwan University ( email )

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Edmonton, Alberta
Canada

MacEwan University ( email )

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Edmonton, Alberta T5J4S2
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