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

Types of Data and How to Collect Them

Part III turns to issues of how to do the collection of qualitative data for specific types of data. In the thirteen chapters, specific types of data are the starting point for outlining the specific challenges they produce for data collection. Three types of data are focused here. As a first type, this part treats a range of verbal data in greater detail in five chapters. Data produced in interviews (see Roulston and Choi, Chapter 15, this volume) or focus groups (see Morgan and Hoffman, Chapter 16, this volume) and narrative data (see Murray, Chapter 17, this volume) are discussed. They are complemented by strategies such as conversation analysis (see Jackson, Chapter 18, this volume) and ...

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