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written by Valerie K. Otero and Danielle Harlow
In this article, we introduce strategies and procedures for collecting and analyzing qualitative data and discuss other aspects of qualitative research such as the role of theory. There are multiple traditions of qualitative research, each with its own methods and terminology. Here, we provide a generic approach to qualitative research that is consistent with most qualitative research traditions. This article consists of nine sections: 1) Introduction, 2) Research Questions and Study Design, 3) Collecting Data, 4) Processing Data, 5) Coding and Analyzing Data, 6) Multiple Representations and Making Inferences, 7) Theoretical perspectives, 8) An Illustration of the Research Process and 9) Validity and Reliability in Qualitative Research. Throughout this article, strategies and examples are provided to help researchers that are both new and veterans to Physics Education Research (PER) to get started in qualitative PER.
Book Title: Getting Started in PER
Series Name:  Reviews in PER
Volume 2
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Basic Research
- Research Design & Methodology
= Data
= Validity
- Graduate/Professional
- Professional Development
- Reference Material
= Article
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- PER Literature
- Researchers
- Professional/Practitioners
- Educators
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© 2009 Valerie Otero and Danielle Harlow
Keywords:
coding, inductive analysis, qualitative data, qualitative research, research questions
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V. Otero and D. Harlow, in Getting Started in PER (2009), Vol. 2, WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9122&DocID=1218).
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V. Otero and D. Harlow, Getting Started in Qualitative Physics Education Research in Getting Started in PER (2009), Vol. 2, <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9122&DocID=1218>.
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Otero, V., & Harlow, D. (2009). Getting Started in Qualitative Physics Education Research. In Getting Started in PER (1, 2). Retrieved August 2, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9122&DocID=1218
Chicago Format
Otero, Valerie, and Danielle Harlow. "Getting Started in Qualitative Physics Education Research." In Getting Started in PER. 1 ed. 2009. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9122&DocID=1218 (accessed 2 August 2014).
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Otero, Valerie, and Danielle Harlow. "Getting Started in Qualitative Physics Education Research." Getting Started in PER. 1 ed. Vol. 2. 2009. 10 June 2009. 2 Aug. 2014 <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9122&DocID=1218>.
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