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ERIC Number: ED352628
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Dec
Pages: 14
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Data Maps: A Hypertext Technique for Visualizing, Analyzing and Presenting Qualitative Data.
Horney, Mark
Making diagrams of the relationships among data is not a new idea: however, the utility of computerized hypertext techniques makes the task more feasible, on a wider scale of data. Data maps using "EntryWay" (a hypertext editing program) were made based on qualitative data from eight different research projects, including: a discourse analysis of 100 postings on an electronic bulletin board; transcripts of interviews with students; transcripts of lessons for preservice teachers on the nature of learning in music classes; transcripts of videotapes of mathematics lessons, and observation notes of preschool children at play. From the eight studies, four specific uses for data maps emerged: (1) as navigational aids; (2) as prompts for further investigation; (3) as demonstrations of relationships; and (4) as cognitive supports. Data maps add a new tool for researchers in the visualization, analysis, and display of their data. (Fifteen figures representing data maps are included.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Language: English
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