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Qualitative analysis Human-Computer Interaction Comp 3900 and Comp 6390 Semester 2, 2010 1 Lecture 7A_3: Human-Computer Interaction, Semester 2, 2010
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Reference “Basics of Qualitative Research, 3 rd edition” Juliet Corbin and Anselm Strauss Sage Publications, 2008 Lecture 7A_3: Human-Computer Interaction, Semester 2, 2010 2 Techniques and procedures for developing grounded theory.
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Overview Decide on the purpose of the study – investigate, describe, model, evaluate ather data bservations, field otes, Lecture 7A_3: Human-Computer Interaction, Semester 2, 2010 3 Gather data - observations, field-notes, interviews, more field-notes, transcripts Analyse the data Outputs – descriptions of the situation, theory/explanations
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Overview (2) “Researchers should be very clear at the beginning of a study what it is that they are setting out to do” p. X Lecture 7A_3: Human-Computer Interaction, Semester 2, 2010 4 Methodology: “A way of thinking about and studying social phenomena” p. 1 [quantitative versus qualitative methodologies] Qualitative analysis: “A process of examining and interpreting data in order to elicit meaning, gain understanding and develop empirical knowledge”
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Overview (3) “A reason for doing qualitative research is . .. to see the world from the point of view of the participants [the people being observed, interviewed etc]” p. 16 Research question in a qualitative study . .. identifies the topic Lecture 7A_3: Human-Computer Interaction, Semester 2, 2010 5 area . .. tells the reader what it is about the topic that is of particular interest to the researcher” p. 25 Example (Corbin) “How do women with a pregnancy that is complicated by a chronic illness manage their pregnancy and life in a way to secure a positive pregnancy outcome?” p. 25
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Overview (4) Focus on the women
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