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Phases of proximity and distance: Intersubjective data analysis in a research team
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
2012 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This article takes as its starting point difficulties associated with data analysis in qualitative studies. Its aim is to bring about a development of method by describing and discussing the analysis of qualitative data as an intensified research team activity. It addresses how research design and qualitative analytical method can be used by a research team so that empirical data are given the possibility of making a difference within a certain theoretical perspective. Phases and active ingredients are discussed in a methodical approach characterised by intersubjective data analysis integrated with data collection, by a shared meaning context, the use of footnotes, question marks and metaphors. Well-organised teamwork provides an opportunity for depth, elevation of quality and concentrated time use. Intradisciplinary research teams, however, should consider the risk of groupthink and critically scrutinise their analytical work in this respect.

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analytical generalisation, data analysis, metaphor, qualitative research, research team, team analysis
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-79428OAI: diva2:548952
Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Aug 2012, Boston, USA
Available from: 2012-09-02 Created: 2012-09-02 Last updated: 2012-11-06Bibliographically approved

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