Exploring 100 key questions (and answers) on the nature and practice of qualitative inquiry, this unique book addresses the practical decisions that researchers must make in their work, from the design of the study, through ethics approval, implementation, and writing. The book’s quick-scan, question-and-answer format make it ideal as a supplementary text or as a ready reference for graduate students preparing for comprehensive exams and writing research proposals, undergraduates in affiliated programs who will not be taking a primary course in qualitative research methods, and researchers working across disciplines in academic or practice environments.

How Can I Use a Team to Code Data?

How Can I Use a Team to Code Data?

The process of data analysis, including coding of data, begins with the initial stages of data collection. Researchers start to think about the patterns they are seeing in the data and what those patterns might mean, which can then affect how data are gathered as the project moves ahead. In a solo project, the researcher is at the center of all of these stages—that is, gathering the data, thinking about meaning, identifying codes for analysis, and writing up the results. However, when other people are involved in the project (whether hired staff, students, or co-investigators), the “team” becomes integral to the data analysis process. Every person on ...

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