TITLE

Document Analysis as a Qualitative Research Method

AUTHOR(S)
Bowen, Glenn A.
PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
Qualitative Research Journal;Dec2009, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p27
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article examines the function of documents as a data source in qualitative research and discusses document analysis procedure in the context of actual research experiences. Targeted to research novices, the article takes a nuts-and-bolts approach to document analysis. It describes the nature and forms of documents, outlines the advantages and limitations of document analysis, and offers specific examples of the use of documents in the research process. The application of document analysis to a grounded theory study is illustrated.
ACCESSION #
47652758

Tags: QUALITATIVE research;  DOCUMENTATION;  RESEARCH;  CONTENT analysis (Communication);  TECHNICAL manuals;  PERIODICALS;  TRIANGULATION;  ADVERTISING;  TEACHERS -- Training of

 

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