How we understand and define qualitative data is changing, with implications not only for the techniques of data analysis, but also how data are collected. New devices, technologies and online spaces open up new ways for researchers to approach and collect images, moving images, text and talk. The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Collection systematically explores the approaches, techniques, debates and new frontiers for creating, collecting and producing qualitative data. Bringing together contributions from internationally leading scholars in the field, the handbook offers a state-of-the-art look at key themes across six thematic parts: Part I Charting the Routes Part II Concepts, Contexts, Basics Part III Types of Data and How to Collect Them Part IV Digital and Internet Data Part V Triangulation and Mixed Methods Part VI Collecting Data in Specific Populations

Collecting Data in Other Languages – Strategies for Cross-Language Research in Multilingual Societies

Collecting Data in Other Languages – Strategies for Cross-Language Research in Multilingual Societies

Katharina Resch Edith Enzenhofer

Introduction

There is increasing awareness for social research to include participants who are not fluent in the dominant research language, such as ethnic minority groups, refugees, migrants, or people with a bilingual or multilingual background. The presumptions, also, that societies are monolingual or that interview partners use only one language in their everyday communication have increasingly been questioned (Blommaert, 2010). Despite these shifts of paradigms, challenges of cross-language research are rarely mentioned in mainstream empirical handbooks or accounts for qualitative empirical research (Denzin and Lincoln, 2011; Creswell, 2014; Choi et al., 2012, p. 654). Research findings are often presented without ...

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