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 **Key characteristics of qualitative research.** //(From Braun and Clarke 2013, chapter 2; Bryman 2012 chapter 17)// **Key characteristics of qualitative research.** //(From Braun and Clarke 2013, chapter 2; Bryman 2012 chapter 17)//
-    - Qualitative data consists predominantly of text collected using methods such as [[interviews]] and [[focus groups]] (generally transcribed from an audio recording) and field notes from [[observational ​studies]]. However, unlike quantitative analysis, there is not an established,​ unambiguous set of rules for the analysis of quantitative data.+    - Qualitative data consists predominantly of text collected using methods such as [[interviews]] and [[focus groups]] (generally transcribed from an audio recording) and field notes from [[ethnographic ​studies]]. However, unlike quantitative analysis, there is not an established,​ unambiguous set of rules for the analysis of quantitative data.
      - Analysis may be inductive or deductive. The inductive approach is used when there is little previous knowledge. The framework for analysis (concepts, categories) is drawn out of the text by the researcher. The deductive approach is used when the purpose of the study is to test existing theory, hypotheses, concepts or models, and the framework for analysis (categories etc) is derived a priori from existing literature.      - Analysis may be inductive or deductive. The inductive approach is used when there is little previous knowledge. The framework for analysis (concepts, categories) is drawn out of the text by the researcher. The deductive approach is used when the purpose of the study is to test existing theory, hypotheses, concepts or models, and the framework for analysis (categories etc) is derived a priori from existing literature.
   -  Qualitative research deals with meaning (not numbers). It attempts to record real life, put it in a framework and interpret it.  It tries to understand people’s own perspectives and meanings – how they frame the issues. (See the phenomenon through their eyes)   -  Qualitative research deals with meaning (not numbers). It attempts to record real life, put it in a framework and interpret it.  It tries to understand people’s own perspectives and meanings – how they frame the issues. (See the phenomenon through their eyes)
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