CHAPTER 7

Reporting

CREATING THE FINAL CUT

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The final step is to deliver the finished product. In the latter stages of film-making a rough cut is turned into a final cut as it is refined by the editor, director and producer. Perhaps even more so, the writing up of a qualitative study is usually an ongoing process that involves cycles of iteration. Early drafts of a dissertation, paper or report are often effectively refinements of the analysis.

As with any writing, the reporting of a study has to be appropriate to the audience. If the study has been commissioned to deliver findings rapidly as part of a commercial development process, the reporting ...

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