ERIC Number: ED280253
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Finding a Focus: Does It Have to Be First?
Sutton, Cynthia F.
The process of focus-finding in qualitative research is ongoing and dynamic, involves researcher choices and decisions (rather than pure discovery), and is a process of social construction in which the researcher interacts with the research setting. Focus-finding is discussed in the context of a qualitative research study of the integration of adolescents with severe handicaps within a regular, urban high school. The use of QUALOG (a computer software system) in the management of qualitative data is also described. (JW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Educational Research Association (70th, San Francisco, CA, April 16-20, 1986).