ERIC Number: ED368768
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Qualitative Analysis of Comic Strip Culture: A Methodological Inquiry.
Newman, Isadore; And Others
The paper is a methodological inquiry into the interpretation of qualitative data. It explores a grounded-theory approach to the synthesis of data and examines, in particular, the construction of categories. It focuses on ways of organizing and attaching meaning to data, as research problems embedded in a cultural context are explored. A qualitative research training task with 4-5 graduate students per group (4 or 5 groups per class) evaluating comic strip culture, was used to show how different ways of categorizing data lead to different interpretations of comic strip culture. Consistency within groups and how groups differ were studied. Implications of this study center around the idiosyncratic nature of qualitative research, the issues related to generalizability, and the relationships between training and nontraining of researchers to the interpretation of data. The results of this investigation reflect the systematic replication of three independent studies with 27, 23, and 22 individual responses. Includes five tables. (Contains 16 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Grounded Theory; Research Replication
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association (17th, Sarasota, FL, February 9-12, 1994).