chapter  8
27 Pages

From filing cabinet to computer

ByLyn Richards, Tom Richards

There are major discomforts in pioneering. Excitement, anticipation and thrill of achievement are balanced against uncertainty, delay and sheer inconvenience. When the frontier in question is methodological development, discomforts include waste of time, even of data, and the competition between demands for testing new methods and demands for full and rigorous analysis of data. This chapter tells part of the story of a project that pioneered changes in the methodology of qualitative analysis.