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ERIC Number: ED440997
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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The Use of Technology To Facilitate the Analysis of a Qualitative Research Study.
Shapiro, Wendy L.
This paper describes the use of a software tool designed to facilitate the analysis of a qualitative research study that required the examination of a large quantity of unstructured text. The Metamorph software program was selected because of its unique nature as a text retrieval tool. The program is able to manipulate data using a systematic structure of pattern matching and set logic. Metamorph was used in a study of collaborative problem solving among 96 high school students using the Moonbase America space science simulation. Metamorph was used to analyze the student logs through its concept-based text retrieval system. As a tool, it allowed the researcher to move through every step of the data refinement process. (Contains 21 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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