[R] analyzing qualitative data sets

Rolf Turner r.turner at auckland.ac.nz
Tue Jul 29 22:44:55 CEST 2014

A goldmine of fortunes!!!



On 30/07/14 01:29, Rich Shepard wrote:
> On Tue, 29 Jul 2014, Sun Shine wrote:
>> (a) what types of analyses are available to apply to the data types
>> above?
>    Many years ago I consulted to a graduate nursing program; the students
> were asking the same questions you ask: what sort of statistics will
> turn my
> sow's ears of survey data into a silk purse of a Masters in Nursing (ed. or
> admin. were the two options).
>    I'll tell you what I told them. First, decide what question(s) you
> want to
> answer, in detail not generalities. Second, design your surveys so that
> they
> can provide the data you need to answer your questions. Also, know how to
> select potential responders.
>    I am far from knowledgeable about surveys, but what I do know is that
> they
> are difficult to construct so the responses will allow answers to the
> questions of concern.
>    You are encouraged to think more about the end result before you seek
> magic to rescue inappropriate data.

Rolf Turner
Technical Editor ANZJS

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