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Title: Facing the methodology challenge: Using pre-existing data in an inquiry guided by grounded theory methodology
Contributor(s): Foster, Dennis James (author)
Publication Date: 2012
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: Using pre-existing data can get a qualitative inquiry off to a flying start but it can also confront researchers with a range of unexpected methodological challenges. This paper focuses on research using an archive of pre-existing interviews as the primary data for a study of how pieces of music take on personal meaning in individual lives. It highlights seven methodological challenges encountered in using pre-existing data in the context of a study using grounded theory methodology. The challenges and solutions discussed support the use of pre-existing data, but caution that doing so is no soft option nor a fast track to completion.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: 6th Annual Faculty of The Professions Postgraduate Research Conference: Bridging the Gap between Ideas and Doing Research, Armidale, Australia, 4th - 8th July, 2011
Source of Publication: Bridging the Gap between Ideas and Doing Research: Proceedings of the 6th Annual Postgraduate Research Conference, p. 30-42
Publisher: University of New England
Place of Publication: Armidale, Australia
Field of Research (FOR): 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
190409 Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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