Organizing and Interpreting Unstructured Qualitative Data

  title={Organizing and Interpreting Unstructured Qualitative Data},
  author={Jean C{\^o}t{\'e} and John H. Salmela and Abderrahim Baria and Storm J. Russell},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing},
In the last several years there has been an increase in the amount of qualitative research using in-depth interviews and comprehensive content analyses in sport psychology. However, no explicit method has been provided to deal with the large amount of unstructured data. This article provides common guidelines for organizing and interpreting unstructured data. Two main operations are suggested and discussed: first, coding meaningful text segments, or creating tags, and second, regrouping similar… 

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