Method of data collection and analysis based in Grounded Theory
Method of DataCollection and Analysis in Grounded Theory by Pray
Things to remember during data collection • Continuous monitoring essential. • Types of activities. • Time of observation. • Length of observation time.
Semi-structured, formal interviews • Formal interviews with a list of questions and topics that need to be covered during the conversation in a particular order. • Allow informants to express views in their own terms. • Proper use of time. • Provide reliable, comparable qualitative data.
Informal interviews • Most relaxed type of interview and will nearly always require a second meeting before any sort of firm decision is made. • Cordial interactions that allow respondents to speak more freely and openly. • Informants are selected based on the evolving needs of the research. • Focused on their learning and change processes.
How to plan for interview• Preparing for interview involves remembering issues before the interview.• Explaining the focus of the interview to informant.• Developing an interview checklist is very helpful.• Success depends on the art of questioning.
Scanning of documents • Relevant administrative materials. • Recruiting and training manuals. • Client presentation books and feedback received. • Provide information about the organization’s distinct socialization practices.
Also take notes from • Internal meetings • Phone conversations • Social functions • Training sessions
Steps of Analysis Scan data for themes Iteration between data Till theoretical and theory saturation Summarized units of texts with labels Weighing of Experiences emerging of informants theories Identify forfrequently used labels Mini theories Triangulate developed source of the information Memos on theme developed