Offers immensely practical advice and technical expertise to aid researchers in making sense of their collected data. Authors Juliet Corbin and the late Anselm Strauss (co-creator of Grounded Theory) present methods that enable researchers to analyze and interpret their data, and ultimately build theory from it. Highly accessible in their approach, Corbin and Strauss provide a step-by-step guide to the research act–from the formation of the research question through several approaches to coding and analysis, to reporting on the research. Full of definitions and illustrative examples, this book concludes with chapters that present criteria for evaluating a study, as well as responses to common questions posed by students of qualitative research.

Measurement

Chapter Description

This chapter explores issues of data collection that may influence the selection of data variables for an analysis. This includes methods for the collection of both social and geographic parameters within the context of their appropriateness for analysis in a GIS. The chapter also examines data ...

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