In qualitative field studies, researchers frequently deal with comprehending a multifaceted reality. Large quantities of data are collected for analysis at a later stage. Alternation between proximity and distance is a crucial mechanism in the analysis of qualitative data. This article’s aim is to make intersubjective analysis of qualitative data comprehensible through the investigation and description of phases and key components in a case of productive team co-operation. The argument is methodological, and addresses how empirical data can make a difference within a certain theoretical framework in analytical generalisation. Experiences from a case of intersubjective analysis work between four researchers are described and made sense of. Phases and key components are discussed. Close co-operation of a research team is suggested as a possibility in qualitative fieldwork and analysis. It is concluded that: (a) the idea of collectivity has hitherto been an underdeveloped possibility for qualitative research; (b) purposely intertwining data collection with analysis can be a powerful route for gaining reliable qualitative research; and (c) data analysis as close teamwork is promising as a means of keeping an openness to discoveries, thus gaining validity in the qualitative research endeavour. Coordinating with others in concentrated teamwork may defend the analytical task against other demands an academic post entails.
Quality & Quantity – Springer Journals
Published: Dec 12, 2012
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