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Qualitative Data Analysis Techniques

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The explanation of how one carries out the data analysis process is an area that is sadly neglected by many researchers. This paper presents a variety of data analysis techniques described by various qualitative researchers, such as LeCompte and Schensul, Wolcott, and Miles and Huberman. It further shares several activities used to teach qualitative data analysis techniques to students of qualitative research methods.
... Data analysis is the process of reducing the collected data in order to interpret and make sense of it (Kawulich, 2004). The process of data analysis includes organising the data, conducting a preliminary read-through of the data, coding and categorising, interpreting the data and presenting the data (Creswell, 2013;Kawulich, 2004). ...
... Data analysis is the process of reducing the collected data in order to interpret and make sense of it (Kawulich, 2004). The process of data analysis includes organising the data, conducting a preliminary read-through of the data, coding and categorising, interpreting the data and presenting the data (Creswell, 2013;Kawulich, 2004). Most of the data organising for this study was done during the transcribing phase, where a standard template was used to transcribe the interviews. ...
... The process of coding of this study was primarily data-driven (Gibbs, 2012) since no predetermined codes were applied. A data-driven approach to coding involves inductive code development using the data collected for the study worked on which is different from theory and research driven coding which involve prior research and/or existing coding themes being used to code and categorise the data (Kawulich, 2004). Creswell (2013) relates that an inductive approach requires clearly defined research questions which, for this study, is discussed in Chapter 1. Gibson and O'Connor (2003) highlight the importance of keeping the research questions top of mind when analysing the data to ensure that the analysis remains focussed on achieving the research objectives. ...
... The informants can be mapped along the value chain of the stakeholders belonging to the AIS framework, as shown in Figure 1. Data were analyzed through narrative analysis (Kawulich 2004) to identify common narrative patterns. ...
... Following the narrative analysis of qualitative data (Kawulich 2004), it is possible to identify a common path focused on the dissemination of information. Even if in different forms, it is possible to gauge the levels of commitment by the various stakeholders to increasing farmers' knowledge and skills on BXW control. ...
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... The design of this study was descriptive qualitative that 'aims to seek thorough information about a particular issue' (Kawulich, 2015). It brings a goal to describe the characteristics or phenomenon. ...
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... Qualitative research encompasses different data collection and analytical approaches to providea cultural and contextual description and interpretation of social phenomenon (Vaismoradi & Snelgrove, 2019). Though there exist various techniques of analysis, it is not helpful to be overwhelmed with the variety because there is no concrete prescribed way to address the analysis process (Kawulich, 2004). However, as noted by Creswell (2007), data analysis in qualitative research consists of preparing and organizing the data for analysis (transcribing), reducing the data into themes through a process of coding and condensing the codes. ...
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... Narrative methods use interviews and sometimes documents or observations to "follow participants down their trails" (Riessman, 2008, p.24) and seek to put together the "big picture" about experiences or events as the participants understand them (Schutt, 2011, p.329). The focus of narrative analysis is to discover repeated similarities in people's stories (Kawulich, 2004). Here, the researcher analyzed the key ideas and take-away lessons from the answers to the questions in the interview and juxtaposed them with existing understanding of marketing theories and concepts. ...
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... A data-driven coding approach for analysis will be used. According to Kawulich's (2004) inductive coding (analysis of raw textual data) process the open coding, axial coding, and selective coding steps will be applied. The codes will be classified and themes will be created based on the experience of the participants with subthemes and categories to form a conceptual framework. ...
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