Issues for consideration when choosing a qualitative data management system

Cynthia Russell, David M. Gregory

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    A primary issue in conducting qualitative research is the time required for data analysis Qualitative research can be costly, since data analysis is generally labour intensive and our tune factors into money There is, unfortunately, no magic formula for hastening the conceptual tasks associated with qualitative analysis, yet effective qualitative data management systems (QDMS) expedite the mechanical tasks, those tasks associated with storing and retrieving qualitative data Rapid and smooth data management increases the time one can allot to data analysis Although computer QDMS are increasingly recommended for their time‐saving potential in relation to data management, some significant issues associated with the adoption of a computer versus a manual QDMS have not yet been fully explored The purpose of this paper is to present major issues researchers should consider in choosing a computer or a manual QDMS These issues include availability and accessibility, comfort, appropriateness, efficiency, thoroughness and contextualization

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1806-1816
    Number of pages11
    JournalJournal of Advanced Nursing
    Volume18
    Issue number11
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

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    Issues for consideration when choosing a qualitative data management system. / Russell, Cynthia; Gregory, David M.

    In: Journal of Advanced Nursing, Vol. 18, No. 11, 01.01.1993, p. 1806-1816.

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