In this post, I introduce the moiré effect as a visual device for explaining three tricky and hard-to-grasp aspects of qualitative research: Abstraction, emergence, and the relationship between data and theory.Read More
Grammatically speaking, "coding data" implies that something is done to the data; applied to the data. Data are being coded; they become en-coded. However, qualitative researchers also use the term "coding data" when they describe processes in which they generate codes with, or from data. I think this is confusing. The term "coding data" characterizes one end on a continuum of coding practices: coding as sorting. When we describe how we build or reconstruct systems of meaning by analyzing data it may make more sense to say that we're "data-ing codes".Read More
In this video, I briefly introduce basic differences between questions for qualitative and quantitative surveys, and I discuss how qualitative research strategies can be used as a powerful tool in community outreach programming.
Many thanks to Jay Dampier (UW-Extension, Green Lake County) for recording, producing and publishing the video!Read More
Three elements are at play when
software is used to do qualitative research: Options, Methods, and
Functions. In this post I'll talk about their definitions, how they connect, and when their interplay can create issues for qualitative analysis workflows.