ScWk 298 February 3, 2009 Qualitative Data Management and Analysis “Qualitative analysis is 50% organization and 50% conceptual.” Anon. I.Types of Data Collection Procedures (see also notes from 242 re: preparing to conduct observations or interviews) Data collection method Data collection procedure Individual interviews •Written field notes •Interview protocol form •Digital recording •Quantitative data (if relevant) Group interviews •Written field notes •Digital recording Data extraction (e.g. from medical records) •Data extraction instrument II.Collecting data: thick description (applies to interviews and field observation) A.A way to describe your setting B.Narrative details about context, physical description of site and participants C.Expression of emotions & behaviors of participants D.Spoken content by participants E.Social relationships of participants, and F.Your own thoughts, opinions and reactions (“memos” to yourself) III.Organizing Your Data A.Paper 1.Sorted in folders by either of the following: a)Date of interview or data extraction procedure b)De-identified ID of respondent c)Study site d)Other organizing characteristic important to your study 2.In the paper folders can go: a)Field notes b)Interview protocol notes (if used) 1
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