chapter  7
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Constructing Data

Even as you begin the process of gaining entry into the field for your interpretive description study, you are already making that subtle shift between anticipating data collection and beginning to construct it. In the research proposal, you will have articulated clearly delineated processes of data collection and analysis, with specific steps and procedures for each, and then provided some explanation for the interrelatedness of those two steps within an inductively driven empirical inquiry. While you may have convinced your reviewers (and yourself) that you can keep these steps separate in your mind, you will find the actual practices of data collection and analysis much more complex than they might appear.