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Document Analysis as a Qualitative Research Method

Document Analysis as a Qualitative Research Method This article examines the function of documents as a data source in qualitative research and discusses document analysis procedure in the context of actual research experiences. Targeted to research novices, the article takes a nutsandbolts approach to document analysis. It describes the nature and forms of documents, outlines the advantages and limitations of document analysis, and offers specific examples of the use of documents in the research process. The application of document analysis to a grounded theory study is illustrated. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Qualitative Research Journal Emerald Publishing

Document Analysis as a Qualitative Research Method

Qualitative Research Journal , Volume 9 (2): 14 – Aug 3, 2009

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1443-9883
DOI
10.3316/QRJ0902027
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Abstract

This article examines the function of documents as a data source in qualitative research and discusses document analysis procedure in the context of actual research experiences. Targeted to research novices, the article takes a nutsandbolts approach to document analysis. It describes the nature and forms of documents, outlines the advantages and limitations of document analysis, and offers specific examples of the use of documents in the research process. The application of document analysis to a grounded theory study is illustrated.

Journal

Qualitative Research JournalEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 3, 2009

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