In this paper, we present a method of categorizing, coding, and sorting/manipulating qualitative (descriptive) data using the capabilities of a commonly-used word processor: WordPerfect®. We explain the process and its development in simple terms for the person who may be familiar with qualitative research and data, but not with computer and/or word processor manipulation of that data. Although we developed the process to suit our methods, it can easily be adapted/evolved to fit different research situations where a method of rapidly handling large amounts of descriptive data is desirable.
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Carney, J. H., Joiner, J. F., & Tragou, H. (1997). Categorizing, Coding, and Manipulating Qualitative Data Using the WordPerfect® Word Processor . The Qualitative Report, 3(1), 1-9. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol3/iss1/4