CHAPTER 3

Information Management in Qualitative Research

Overview

There is always enormous amount of information in qualitative research due to liberal conversations in the field interviews during ethnographic and phenomenological studies. Hence, management of qualitative information is a major challenge among researchers. A database of qualitative information is usually unorganized and complex. Management of qualitative information essentially needs to be transformed into a system with the basic function of maintaining narrative information for its retrieval on demand to analyze the contents. This chapter discusses the fundamentals of qualitative data management and explains the care to be ensured for maintenance of the data. Analysis of qualitative ...

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