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DQ: Discuss two strategies that would help a researcher manage and organize the data DQ: Discuss two strategies that would help a researcher manage and organize the data DQ: Discuss two strategies that would help a researcher manage and organize the data Topic 2 DQ 1 Feb 7-9, 2022 Qualitative data has been described as voluminous and sometimes overwhelming to the researcher. Discuss two strategies that would help a researcher manage and organize the data Shana Fogelman Posted Date Feb 12, 2022, 9:48 AM Replies to Shana Fogelman Qualitative researchers identify a study design early in the research process (Green & Johnson, 2018). There are numerous strategies out there that can help those who conduct research to manage and organize the data. Two such strategies that can help researchers are Ethnography and Phenomenology. Ethnography research is a qualitative method where researchers observe and/or interact with a study’s participants in real-life environment such as the culture that they are a part of. The objective of this type of research is to gain insights into how users interact with things in their natural environment. Here we see researchers immerse themselves in the culture that is being observed to gain a deeper understanding of behaviors of the study’s participants. Ethnography methods include direct observation, diary studies, video recording, and photography and artifact analysis such as devices that a person uses throughout the day. Observation can be made anywhere from the user’s workplace, their home or while they are out with family and friends. The length of the studies can vary depending on the research that is being conducted. They can range from a couple of hours of observation, to studies that last several months. Phenomenology provides an approach that allows researchers to better understand a person’s lived experiences (Green & Johnson, 2018). In simple terms, phenomenology can be defined as an approach to research that seeks to describe the essence of a phenomenon by exploring it from the perspective of those who have experienced it. The goal of phenomenology is to describe the meaning of these experiences both in terms of what was experienced and how it was experienced (Teherani et al., 2015). Again, in simple terms, it is a powerful approach for inquiry, the nature of this methodology is often intimidating to researchers. References: Green, S. & Johnson, J. (2018). Grand Canyon University (Eds.) Nursing Research: Understanding Methods for Best Practice. Research Ethics and Evaluation of Qualitative Research. Retrieved from https://lc.gcumedia.com/nrs433v/nursing-research-understanding-methods-for-best-practice/v1.1/#chapter/2 Teherani A, Martimianakis T, Stenfors-Hayes T, Wadhwa A, Varpio L. Choosing a Qualitative Research Approach. J Grad Med Educ. 2015 Dec;7(4):669-70. doi: 10.4300/JGME-D-15-00414.1. PMID: 26692985; PMCID: PMC4675428. • Deidra Earls replied toShana Fogelman Feb 13, 2022, 4:13 PM • Replies to Shana Fogelman Hi Shana! Managing data involves performing a series of tasks – from identifying and locating potentially useful data sources; to collecting, organizing, reducing, and processing them; to generating informative documentation for them; to storing and preserving them. A good data managing plan includes all aspects of organizing, documenting, transforming, and possible sharing of research data. Awau Omole Posted Date Feb 11, 2022, 10:14 PM Nice job explaining qualitative research. Strategies to organize and manage qualitative research data may be tedious but necessary. Condensing qualitative data is one strategy that requires the research to select, focus, simplify, and abstract the data collected at original observation periods then transform the condensed information into a set of data that can be analyzed (Wolff et al., 2018). Depicting and verifying conclusions are another strategy that is ideally and an iterative process that leads to a systematic and rigorous interpretation of visual and textual data. Some common procedures are incorporated when depicting and verifying conclusions in qualitative data including reading and rereading, coding, analyzing, and writing memos as well as verifying conclusions. Reference Wolff, B., Mahoney, F., Lohiniva, A. L., & Corkum, M. (2018, December 13). Collecting and Analyzing Qualitative Data. Retrieved June 16, 2020, from https://www.cdc.gov/eis/field-epi-manual/chapters/Qualitative-Data.html Lee Ann Coffer Posted Date Feb 11, 2022, 1:33 AM Replies to Shana Fogelman I enjoyed our textbook reading this week and the statement that nursing is both an art and a science (Green & Johnson, 2018). DQ Discuss two strategies that would help a researcher manage and organize the data Qualitative research digs deep and is focused on emotions, feelings, and how the subject understands the health issue and how it affects their day-to-day life. One thing I love about being a nurse is getting to know people and their stories. So, qualitative research really appeals to me. The researcher spends a great amount of time with the subjects and gathers a large amount of data to apply to their understanding of the research. Qualitative research is flexible, holistic, and requires researchers to become intensely involved (Green & Johnson, 2018). So, it is essential that the researcher use methods to help maintain boundaries and keep them on track to collect the best data possible for their research project. Click here to ORDER an A++ paper from our Verified MASTERS and DOCTORATE WRITERS: DQ: Discuss two strategies that would help a researcher manage and organize the data One strategy to help the researcher manage and organize the data would be to identify a study design early in the research process (Green & Johnson, 2018). There are several methods the researcher can use depending on the goal of their research. One method is called ethnography and is used to research cultural behaviors (Green & Johnson, 2018). Another method the researcher may use is the grounded theory. The grounded theory allows researchers to look deeper into how the phenomena affect nursing (Green & Johnson, 2018). Whatever method the researcher chooses will help to guide their research and stay on task for what the goal of the project is. Another strategy to help the researcher manage and organize the data is to know when they have reached the data saturation point in data collection. Data saturation is the concept that the researcher will continue to gather data until there is no new data to discover (Green & Johnson). The researcher would then move to the analysis phase of the research. The analysis phase is when the researcher systematically sorts the data through identifying, defining, interpreting, and describing findings to describe the phenomenon (Wu, et al. 2016). This can be done as a team effort or through a computer software package (Wu et al., 2016). References: Green, S., and Johnson, J. (2018). Research Ethics and Evaluation of Qualitative Research. In Grand Canyon University (Ed.) Nursing Research Understanding Methods for Best Practice (1st ed.). Ch. 2 https://lc.gcumedia.com/nrs433v/nursing-research-understanding-methods-for-best-practice/v1.1 Wu. Y, Thompson, D., Aroian, K., McQuaid, E., Deatrick, J. (2016). Commentary: Writing and Evaluating Qualitative Research Reports. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 41(5) 493-505. 10.1093/jpepsy/jsw032 • Deidra Earls replied toLee Ann Coffer Feb 11, 2022, 3:36 PM • Replies to Lee Ann Coffer Hi Lee Ann! Yes, qualitative research is much more interesting to me. I love how you applied that to the type of nurse you are. Being a good nurse goes beyond the focus of the patient’s physical health. This research seeks information about the patient as a whole. This type of research needs to be organized. The researcher must be able to interpret data, transcribe, read between the lines, code, and a process called theming. If they are able to code and theme the report correctly, they will be able to write a useful informational report. • Amanda Marshall replied toLee Ann Coffer Feb 11, 2022, 8:14 PM Replies to Lee Ann Coffer Condensing data refers to the process of selecting, focusing, simplifying, and abstracting the data available at the time of the original observation, then transforming the condensed data into a data set that can be analyzed. In qualitative research, most of the time investment required to complete a study comes after the fieldwork is complete. A single hour of taped individual interview can take a full day to transcribe and additional time to translate if necessary. Group interviews can take even longer because of the difficulty of transcribing active group input. Each stage of data condensation involves multiple decisions that require clear rules and close supervision (Wolff et al.,2018). Order Now