What to do with contradictory data?

May, Vanessa (2010) What to do with contradictory data? Other. Morgan Centre, University of Manchester.

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Abstract

This toolkit focuses on the issue of data integration within mixed methods (qualitative/quantitative) research. One of the main issues facing many mixed methods researchers is the question of how to integrate data, with the particular problem of ‘contradictory’ data. Mixed methods research is perhaps particularly prone to ‘contradictions’ in data because of the different categories and levels of analysis, as well as contrasting explanatory logics, that are employed. This toolkit discusses different approaches to the issue of integration and ‘contradictory’ data.

Item Type:Working Paper (Other)
Additional Information:This is part of the Realities Toolkit series, available from http://www.manchester.ac.uk/realities/resources/toolkits
Uncontrolled Keywords:mixed methods, interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, teamworking, data integration, data analysis
Subjects:1. Frameworks for Research and Research Designs > 1.22 Mixed Methods
6. Mixed Methods Data Handling and Data Analysis > 6.2 Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches
6. Mixed Methods Data Handling and Data Analysis > 6.3 Mixed Methods Approaches (other)
8. Research Management and Impact > 8.1 Research and Project Management
ID Code:1322
Deposited By: Realities user
Deposited On:14 Sep 2010 09:12
Last Modified:12 Oct 2010 17:46

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