ERIC Number: ED470659
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jan
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Meta-Analysis: An Approach to Interview Success.
McCaslin, Mark; Carlson, Nancy M.
An initial research step, developing an effective interview strategy, presents unique challenges for novice and master research alike. To focus qualitative research in the human ecology of the study, the strategy presented in this paper used an initial interview protocol and preanalysis process, called meta-analysis, prior to developing the formal interview protocol. Meta-analysis of initial interview data provides the researcher with an inductive tool to assess, modify, enhance, and focus the formal interview protocol. Preparing for the research journey requires a human ecology-based interview protocol to acquire data from which concepts, categories, properties, and theory can emerge. (Contains 3 tables and 14 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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