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

Triangulation and Mixed Methods

After illuminating qualitative data collection for two contexts – various kinds of verbal, ethnographic and material data (Part III) and for the specific questions linked to the use of digital data (Part IV) – we now turn to data collection with an extended approach. Part V treats triangulation and mixed methods as topics for qualitative data collection in five chapters.

First, ways of combining several forms of qualitative data in collecting them is discussed as triangulation (see Flick, Chapter 34, this volume), before two chapters address the use of qualitative methods and data in mixed methods research from two angles: (1) A theory-driven in-depth use of qualitative data (see Hesse-Biber, Chapter 35, this volume) is complemented by (2) a focus on ...

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