Data Management

How a qualitative study is managed and how data are collected and organized can influence what kinds of analyses can be done.  We've identified resources that provide more information about the management of qualitative data.


Meadows, LM. & Dodendorf, DM. (1999). "Data managment and interpretation using computers to assist." In BF Crabtree and WL Miller (Eds.) Doing Qualitative Research (2nd Edition) pp. 195-220.

Miles, MB. & Huberman, AM. (1994). Qualitative Data Analysis (2nd edition). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Particularly, pages 43-49.

Miles, MB. & Huberman, AM. (1994). "Data management and analysis methods." In NK Denzin and YS Lincoln (Eds.) Handbook of Qualitative Research (pp. 428-444). Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

Ryan, GW. & Bernard, HR. (2000). "Data management and analysis methods." In NK Denzin & YS Lincoln (Eds.) Handbook of qualitative research (2nd Edition). pp. 769-802.

Werner, O. & Schoepfle, GM. (1987). Systematic fieldwork: Vol. 2. Ethnographic Analysis and Data Managment. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publication.

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