EthnoNotes: An Internet-based fieldnote management tool

Lieber, Eli, Weisner, Thomas S., & Presley, Matthew (2003) Field Methods, 15(4): 405-425 Description: Introduces and describes the EthnoNotes system for managing, coding, analyzing, and presenting the results of mixed methods research

Managing Data in CAQDAS

Fielding, Nigel & Lee, Ray M. (1998) Chapter 4 in Fielding & Lee, Computer Analysis and Qualitative Research, pp. 86-118. Description: A thorough narrative discussion of the use and issue related to computer assisted qualitative data analysis.

Developing data analysis

Silverman, David (2005) Developing data analysis. In D. Silverman, Doing Qualitative Research, 2nd Edition (pp. 171-187). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications Description: (for entire book) Provides a step-by-step guide to all the questions students ask when beginning their first research project. Silverman demonstrates how to learn the craft of qualitative research by applying knowledge about different methods to actual data.

Techniques to Identify Themes

W., & Bernard, H. Russell (2003)
Field Methods, 15(1): 85-109
Description: Wonderful guide to describing and identifying themes in qualitative research

Mitchell, Sandra K. (1979)

Interobserver agreement, reliability, and generalizability of data collected in observational studies
Psychological Bulletin, 86(2): 376-390
Description: Discusses reliability and generalizability in terms of coefficients that reflect the "quality" of data, what defines quality data, and how reports of agreement are insufficient.

MacQueen, Kathleen M., McLellan, Eleanor, Kay, Kelly, & Milstein Bobby (1998)

Codebook development for team-based qualitative analysis
Cultural Anthropology Methods, 10(2): 31-36
Description: Systematic code book development for qualitative data in a team-based context.  Discusses codebook structure, the refining process, and offers practical suggestions.

Hruschka, D. J., Schwartz, D., St. John, D. C., Picone-Decaro, E., Jenkins, R. A., & Carey, J. W. (2004)

Reliability in coding open-ended data: Lessons learned from HIV behavioral research
Field Methods, 16(3): 307-331
Description: Great discussion and illustration of issues and strategy for establishing reliability in inter-rater coding

Kurasaki, Karen S. (2000)

Intercoder reliability for validating conclusions drawn from open-ended interview data
Field Methods, 12(3): 179-194
Description: Discusses procedures for developing and assessing intercoder reliability with free-flowing text.

House, Alvin E., House, Betty J., & Campbell, Martha B. (1981)

Measures of interobserver agreement: Calculation formulas and distribution effects
Journal of Behavioral Assessment, 3(1): 37-57
Description: Discusses issues, types, and calculations for inter-rater reliability

Guggenmoos-Holzmann, Irene (1996)

The meaning of Kappa: Probabilistic concepts of reliability and validity revisited
Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 49(7): 775-782
Description: Discusses issues and calculations for inter-rater reliability and its use in coding validity


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