KEY FEATURES: The book’s readability and accessibility make it a perfect fit for graduate level qualitative research courses across disciplines in the social sciences, education, and health professions, as well as a valuable resource for scholars and practitioners. Exercises, figures, tables, and other pedagogical features allow for higher engagement with the content/methodology, and enhanced comprehension and retention. Explanations and examples offer different perspectives that allow for higher accessibility and multiple approaches to understanding the content and/or applying the methodology. Questions for Reflection offer readers an opportunity to personally engage with the content and negotiate their own perspective before conducting research.

Heuristic Data Collection, Organization, and Analysis

Heuristic Data Collection, Organization, and Analysis

You feed yourself. Make sure you have all the information, whether it’s aesthetic, scientific, mathematical, I don’t care what it is. Then you walk away from it and let it ferment. You ignore it and pretend you don’t care. Next thing you know, the answer comes.

~ Ray Bradbury

Questions for Reflection

  • What are the most appropriate approaches for collecting data in heuristic research?
  • How do I organize the data and manage them in preparation for data analysis?
  • What is involved in heuristic data analysis?

So you have received institutional review board approval, generated a set of guidelines for your study (as well as the forms you will use to guide your process), and invited and secured agreement to participate from potential co-researchers. It ...

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