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Qualitative Inquiry for Social Sciences

Ajagbe, Akintunde M. and Sholanke, Anthony Babatunde and Isiavwe, David T. and Oke, Adunola Oluremi (2015) Qualitative Inquiry for Social Sciences. In: International Conference on African Development Issues (CU-ICADI) 2015: Social and Economic Models for Development Track, African Leadership Development Centre, Covenant University Canaanland, Ota Ogun State, Nigeria.

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The goal of this study is to explore the analysis of qualitative interview transcripts without the use of a computer software. (Background]: Research into social problems, problems of deviation, of control and of crisis and the like, the general subject matter to which social problems is devoted is still mainly feasible through methods which yield qualitative data. (Problem Statement]: It is a common knowledge that many researchers are not too conversant with the best technique to analyse interview transcripts, particularly when they are not comfortable with the use of a computer analytical software. (Methods]: In-depth review of archival studies to present an approach to conveniently conduct qualitative research by reviewing secondary documents and referring to samples of manually analyzed transcript of recent authors. (Results]: This study provides an overview of important concepts related to qualitative content analysis. (Conclusions]: This research serves as a resource guide for qualitative researchers in social sciences investigation, discussing data collection techniques, data analysis, reporting, and the issues of trustworthiness, dependability, credibility and ethics ..

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Case Study, Data Analysis, In-depth Interviews, Qualitative Research, Content Analysis, Credibility
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2015 22:55
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2015 22:55

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