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  • #4525

    hi

    I need some suggestion from those who already have done or on the way to complete a study involved both qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis. Suppose I have 30 reseach participants, all of them filled out a set of questionnaires and 15 out of them have participated in a face to face interview. Currently I am trying to organise the information collected from those who participated in both – survey and interview. But I am wondering how to utilise the quantitative (survey) data that collected from other 15; what extra bit I can add on the top of my initial mixed inference? Does this have any possibility to show any usefulness?

    #4531

    Very new to this myself, but I have found these to be helpful in guiding my thinking about structuring qual/quan research:

    Blending qualitative and quantitative research methods in theses and dissertations / R. Murray Thomas.
    ISBN 0-7619-3932-6

    Linking Research Questions to Mixed Methods Data Analysis Procedures / Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie, Nancy L. Leech
    The Qualitative Report Volume 11 Number 3 September 2006 474-498
    http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/QR11-3/onwuegbuzie.pdf

    Qualitative-quantitative research methodology : exploring the interactive continuum / Isadore Newman, Carolyn K. Benz.
    ISBN 0-8093-2150-5

    #4530

    hi Mary
    Thanks a lot for sharing these resources. Let me know if you come accross anything interesting.

    #4529
    Jason Taylor
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    Dedoose is a cheap and effective web application for doing just this. Please check out http://www.dedoose.com for a lot more information on this. There are a series of video’s that walk through the tool. It’s based on an older application called EthnoNotes (http://www.ethnonotes.com) which has been used in the field for quite a while. If you are interested in a free account, let me know or just use the sign up and in the comments refer back to me.
    ~ JT

    #4528

    Thanks Jason
    I will try it right now.

    #4527

    Hi Jason
    I tried and its really interesting. I could not find where to sign up, clicked on log in and it asked for my user name and pass word which I don’t have yet. So I am interested to have a free account if possible. if you kindly give me a bit more direction for being able to use that program.
    Thanks again

    #4526
    Jason Taylor
    Member

    Thanks for your interest. Try this: http://www.dedoose.com/LearnMore/SignUp.aspx, should do the trick. Dedoose is in it’s late beta stage so any feedback will be much appreciated.

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