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Publication Type
Journal Article
UWI Author(s)
Author, Analytic
Anderson, Susan R.
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Article Title
A qualitative journey using the Constant Comparative Method (CCM).
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Journal Title
Journal of Education and Development in the Caribbean
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Reprint Status
Refereed
Date of Publication
2009
Volume ID
11
Issue ID
1
Page(s)
147 - 162
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Abstract
This article attempts to illustrate the use of the Constant Comparative Method (CCM) for organizing as well as analysing qualitative research in a way that the beginning qualitative researcher can understand. The significance of the CCM is that it is not only useful as a method of analysis but is also a critical component of the entire research process. It includes initial categorization, comparison, inductive analysis and finally refinement of data and categories. Examples from the author's own research experience were utilized to emphasized and offer explanations of its effectivessness through her journey.....
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