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How do I analyse qualitative data?

How do I analyse qualitative data?

By the end of this chapter you will be able to answer the following:

  • What is qualitative analysis?
  • What is unique about qualitative data collection and analysis?
  • Why should I conduct a preliminary analysis during data collection?
  • How do I code the data?
  • How do I conduct the main analysis?
  • What should I do now?

What is qualitative analysis?

Doing research is not always a tidy process where every step is completed before moving on to the next. In fact, especially if you are doing it for the first time, you often need to go back and reconsider previous decisions or adjust and elaborate on work as you gain more knowledge and acquire more skills. But there are also types of ...

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