ERIC Number: ED356244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
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HyperCard as a Text Analysis Tool for the Qualitative Researcher.
Handler, Marianne G.; Turner, Sandra V.
HyperCard is a general-purpose program for the Macintosh computer that allows multiple ways of viewing and accessing a large body of information. Two ways in which HyperCard can be used as a research tool are illustrated. One way is to organize and analyze qualitative data from observations, interviews, surveys, and other documents. The other way is to facilitate note-taking for a literature review. A program, "The Data Collector," was developed for research use. It consists of two HyperCard stacks. The first, the Data Collector, organizes and analyzes textual data. The second, BiblioStack, is used for developing bibliographic citations and accompanying notes. A taxonomy of qualitative analysis needs is given. Features of both programs are described, and some ideas are given for further enhancing the program. Three figures illustrate data cards and bibliographic notes. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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