Social Research Methods. The Content Analysis Guidebook Online. E-Learning - Free Training. Analyzing, Interpreting and Reporting Basic Research Results. © Copyright Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD, Authenticity Consulting, LLC.
Adapted from the Field Guide to Nonprofit Program Design, Marketing and Evaluation and Field Guide to Consulting and Organizational Development. Sections of This Topic Include Analyzing and Interpreting InformationReporting ResultsWho Should Carry Out the Research? Contents of a Research Report -- An ExampleSome Pitfalls to Avoid General Information and Resources Ethics and Conducting Research Also see Related Library Topics Also See the Library's Blogs Related to Analyzing Research Results In addition to the articles on this current page, see the following blogs which have posts related to Analyzing Research Results. Library's Business Planning Blog Library's Building a Business Blog Library's Strategic Planning Blog Analyzing and Interpreting Information Analyzing quantitative and qualitative data is often the topic of advanced research and evaluation methods courses. Always start with your research goals Reporting Results. Teaching with Data (QSSDL) Introduction to Grounded Theory.
By Steve Borgatti Discussion drawn from: Glaser and Strauss. 1967.
The Discovery of Grounded Theory. Strauss and Corbin. 1990. Basics of Qualitative Research. Goals and Perspective The phrase "grounded theory" refers to theory that is developed inductively from a corpus of data. Grounded theory takes a case rather than variable perspective, although the distinction is nearly impossible to draw. Part and parcel of the case-orientation is a comparative orientation. The grounded theory approach, particularly the way Strauss develops it, consists of a set of steps whose careful execution is thought to "guarantee" a good theory as the outcome.
Although not part of the grounded theory rhetoric, it is apparent that grounded theorists are concerned with or largely influenced by emic understandings of the world: they use categories drawn from respondents themselves and tend to focus on making implicit belief systems explicit. Methods Open Coding Text Fragment 1 An example of a code note is found here. Grounded_Theory_intro. An Introduction to Grounded Theory The study presented in the paper was an evaluation of an individually configured multimedia learning application used in real contexts.
The necessity to evaluate learning applications in this way has been discussed by Squires (1996). The study involved staff and students using the application in a range of environments and educational contexts as part of their normal curriculum. The application also provided a complex, rich and differentiated environment. Each learner would have a different experience of the application, depending on how it was configured for them personally. In addition, the aim of the study involved assessing the benefit of the application to a user in the delivery of effective learning. Thus, the complexity of the final study precluded a simple experimental approach, yet there was a great deal of useful data available that would facilitate qualitative analysis. To Top. NVivo COURSE. Matignon: Data Mining Using SAS Enterprise Miner. Welcome to online QDA. Tamsys.sourceforge. Text Analysis Tools. Definition: Text analysis software enables users to determine the frequency with which words or phrases are used, create concordances, view words in context, and otherwise study patterns in texts.
Tools: Resources: caqdas Networking Project: "We provide practical support, training and information in the use of a range of software programs designed to assist qualitative data analysis. "KDNuggets: A text analysis software directoryTAPoR Text Analysis Recipes: Straightforward, step-by-step instructions for using text analysis tools to accomplish particular research tasks.WikiTADA: The collaborative website of the Text Analysis Developers Alliance. References: Evaluating the Quality of Electronic Texts, Lisa Spiro, director of the Digital Media Center at Fondren Library, Rice University. See Also: Statistical Guides and SPSS Tutorials by Laerd Statistics.