Qualitative data management

Carol Grbich

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    This article on qualitative data management explores the issues surrounding data management, in particular the impact of: different design approaches; frames and framing; the positions the researcher can take; and the role of the reader. The impact of these aspects on researcher decisions regarding how data are to be treated in terms of degrees of segmentation or intactness are addressed Practical examples of the processes of preliminary data analysis, thematic analysis, and coding are given and the debates surrounding computer management of qualitative data are also investigated in some depth.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Education
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)9780080448947
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


    • Coding
    • Preliminary data analysis
    • Qualitative computer data management
    • Qualitative data analysis
    • Qualitative data management
    • Thematic analysis


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