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METHODS OF QUALITATIVE RESEARCH 3 primary forms of qualitative data collection 1.  Interview 2.  Observation 3.  Document ...
Document Analysis documents, artifacts, photography
Purpose <ul><li>Documents can provide qualitative data.   </li></ul>This is one of the three primary techniques of data co...
KINDS OF DOCUMENTS <ul><li>1. Official Program Records </li></ul><ul><li>2.  Official Documents </li></ul><ul><li>3.  Outs...
Documents as Data <ul><li>Distinguish  documents as data from the Literature Review </li></ul>
Advantages <ul><li>Check and balance </li></ul><ul><li>Retrospective data </li></ul><ul><li>Chronology of events </li></ul...
Disadvantages <ul><li>May be misleading </li></ul><ul><li>Poorly written by poor observer </li></ul><ul><li>You can’t prob...
Document Summary Form  <ul><li>*Name or description of document </li></ul><ul><li>*Event or contact, if any, with which do...
Documents can be sole source of data collection.
If not the sole source of data collection … document analysis is triangulated with other data collection methods
Documentation <ul><li>What is the Nature of the Relationship Between Neighborhood Organizations and Schools? </li></ul>Can...
What Do Documents Add? <ul><li>Factual information  census data </li></ul><ul><li>Different points of view newspaper  arti...
What I planned to Use <ul><li>By-laws :  structure </li></ul><ul><li>Agendas :  issues </li></ul><ul><li>Minutes: issues, ...
Additions During the Study <ul><li>Dissertation on School Desegregation in the County </li></ul><ul><li>Book written about...
Document Summary Form <ul><li>Name of document Date Received/Picked Up </li></ul><ul><li>Significance </li></ul><ul><li>Br...
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  1. 1. METHODS OF QUALITATIVE RESEARCH 3 primary forms of qualitative data collection 1. Interview 2. Observation 3. Document Analysis
  2. 2. Document Analysis documents, artifacts, photography
  3. 3. Purpose <ul><li>Documents can provide qualitative data. </li></ul>This is one of the three primary techniques of data collection
  4. 4. KINDS OF DOCUMENTS <ul><li>1. Official Program Records </li></ul><ul><li>2. Official Documents </li></ul><ul><li>3. Outside Reports </li></ul><ul><li>4. Personal Records </li></ul><ul><li>5. Audio-visual Material </li></ul><ul><li>6. Electronic </li></ul>
  5. 5. Documents as Data <ul><li>Distinguish documents as data from the Literature Review </li></ul>
  6. 6. Advantages <ul><li>Check and balance </li></ul><ul><li>Retrospective data </li></ul><ul><li>Chronology of events </li></ul><ul><li>Data not gathered during interviews or observations </li></ul><ul><li>Efficient method to collect certain kinds of data </li></ul><ul><li>Formal, stated goals of program </li></ul><ul><li>Convenient </li></ul>
  7. 7. Disadvantages <ul><li>May be misleading </li></ul><ul><li>Poorly written by poor observer </li></ul><ul><li>You can’t probe deeper </li></ul><ul><li>Documents may not contain data needed </li></ul>
  8. 8. Document Summary Form <ul><li>*Name or description of document </li></ul><ul><li>*Event or contact, if any, with which document is associated </li></ul><ul><li>*Significance or importance of document </li></ul><ul><li>*Brief summary of contents </li></ul><ul><li>Include: site, date received/picked up </li></ul><ul><li>(see Miles & Huberman) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Documents can be sole source of data collection.
  10. 10. If not the sole source of data collection … document analysis is triangulated with other data collection methods
  11. 11. Documentation <ul><li>What is the Nature of the Relationship Between Neighborhood Organizations and Schools? </li></ul>Can you think of documents that might be helpful?
  12. 12. What Do Documents Add? <ul><li>Factual information census data </li></ul><ul><li>Different points of view newspaper articles </li></ul><ul><li>Detail minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance understanding books dissertations </li></ul><ul><li> e-mails </li></ul><ul><li>correspondence </li></ul><ul><li>History newspaper archives </li></ul>
  13. 13. What I planned to Use <ul><li>By-laws : structure </li></ul><ul><li>Agendas : issues </li></ul><ul><li>Minutes: issues, relationships, history </li></ul><ul><li>Newsletters: issues, history </li></ul><ul><li>News articles : relationships, issues, history </li></ul><ul><li>Websites: Additional information </li></ul><ul><li>Census data: comparisons of demographics </li></ul><ul><li>School data comparisons of achievement </li></ul>
  14. 14. Additions During the Study <ul><li>Dissertation on School Desegregation in the County </li></ul><ul><li>Book written about the neighborhood </li></ul><ul><li>E-mails </li></ul><ul><li>Letters between the school board and the association </li></ul>
  15. 15. Document Summary Form <ul><li>Name of document Date Received/Picked Up </li></ul><ul><li>Significance </li></ul><ul><li>Brief Summary of Contents </li></ul><ul><li>Which case study or area it belongs to </li></ul>Adapted from Miles M.B. and Hubermann, M.A. (1994). Qualitative Case Analysis . Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage
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