Chapter 9 13 Mr Jitipol

Qualitative Data Analysis Ch.9-13, Matthew B. Miles, A. M. Huberman - 1994

9. Matrix Displays: Some Rules of Thumps

A. Building matrix displays
Matrix elements - there are aspects that you can make choices during the design process. We are considering how to partition the data.
1. Descriptive VS explanatory detail
2. Partially order VS well-ordered
3. Time-ordered VS not
4. Categories VS variable
5. two-way, three-way, or N-way
6. Cell entries
7. Single case VS multiple case data
As we can see, it is not an easy choice to build a matrix displays. Consequently, you can write matrix roughly, get a colleague to look at your format, set up a revision matrix, don’t include more than dozen variables, think about your next data, expected transpose, and stay open mind.
B. Entering the Matrix Data
1. Be clear about your level of data that you want to enter.
2. Remember that your matrix is displaying only very small percentage of data.
3. Use codes to locate key material.
4. Keep explicit record of the decision rules.
5. The decision rules should be explained clearly.
6. Show the missing data.
7. Don’t lock up your format
8. If you use number, keep words with the number.
9. Order the matrix.
10. Get colleague to review.
C. Drawing conclusion form matrix data
The traditional of presenting basic data is deeply ingrained in reports of qualitative data analysis, we must think carefully about the data the reader will need and data need to be checked and verified always.

Bibliography
Matthew B. Miles, A. M. Huberman (1994), Qualitative Data Analysis
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