Analyzing Documentary Accounts / Edition 1

Analyzing Documentary Accounts / Edition 1

by Randy Dale Hodson
     
 

All kinds of human behavior are observed, written about, or documented. Ethnographers can be seen as "documentary accountants" — they observe and provide analysis. This book shows how to use documentary works as data sources and how qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques can be combined. It shows how care must be taken with sampling and coding and

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Overview

All kinds of human behavior are observed, written about, or documented. Ethnographers can be seen as "documentary accountants" — they observe and provide analysis. This book shows how to use documentary works as data sources and how qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques can be combined. It shows how care must be taken with sampling and coding and gives attention to reliability and validity issues, showing how to begin statistical exploration once the data are assembled.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761917434
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/16/1999
Series:
Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences Series, #128
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
100
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Successful Applications and Extensions
Selecting and Coding Documents
Analyzing Documentary Accounts
Reliability and Validity
Summary

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