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Data Management and Analysis Methods

  title={Data Management and Analysis Methods},
  author={G. Ryan and H. Bernard},
  • G. Ryan, H. Bernard
  • Published 2000
  • Sociology
  • This chapter is about methods for managing and analyzing qualitative data. By qualitative data the authors mean text: newspapers, movies, sitcoms, e-mail traffic, folktales, life histories. They also mean narratives--narratives about getting divorced, about being sick, about surviving hand-to-hand combat, about selling sex, about trying to quit smoking. In fact, most of the archaeologically recoverable information about human thought and human behavior is text, the good stuff of social science. 
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