Raymond M. Lee and Nigel
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Comment on Coffey, Holbrook and Atkinson'
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Received: 18/11/96 Accepted: 16/12/96 Published: 23/12/96
... a convergence, endorsed by some qualitative researchers and methodologists, towards a single ideal-type of data collection storage and analysis. That model combines computing techniques with methodological perspectives claimed to be associated with 'grounded theory'. One can detect a trend towards a homogenization, and the emergence of a new form of orthodoxy, especially at the level of data management. We note that the use of microcomputing strategies for qualitative data handling has become widespread, and this includes an almost globalizing process within the research community. The presuppositions and procedures that are inscribed in contemporary software for qualitative data analysis are implicitly driving a renewed orthodoxy that is being adopted in a large number of research sites around the world. (1996: ¶1.4)
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|Patton, Qualitative Evaluation Methods||13|
|Lincoln and Guba, Naturalistic Evaluation||12|
|Spradley, The Ethnographic Interview||11|
|Lofland, Analysing Social Settings||7|
|Bogdan and Biklen, Qualitative Research for Education||6|
|Tesch, Qualitative Research||4|
|Fetterman, Ethnography Step by Step||4|
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