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 Specific Populations

The previous parts of this Handbook had a methodological focus on specific types of data to be collected in qualitative research after some of the basics and concepts were unfolded in Part II. Part VI treats qualitative data collection in specific populations in four chapters. Of course we could use a much wider collection of fields, but the four chapters represent some exemplary populations. Children as research partners come with particular challenges (see MacDougall and Darbyshire, Chapter 39, this volume) as does research with old people (see Stephens et al., Chapter 40, this volume). Here we took the time and age dimension and two endpoints of this dimension as an orientation for selecting the examples. The second dimension reaches ...

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