Data Display in Qualitative Research

  • Susana Verdinelli Walden University College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
  • Norma I. Scagnoli College of Business University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, Illinois, United States

Abstract

Visual displays help in the presentation of inferences and conclusions and represent ways of organizing, summarizing, simplifying, or transforming data. Data displays such as matrices and networks are often utilized to enhance data analysis and are more commonly seen in quantitative than in qualitative studies. This study reviewed the data displays used by three prestigious qualitative research journals within a period of three years. The findings include the types of displays used in these qualitative journals, the frequency of use, and the purposes for using visual displays as opposed to presenting data in text.

Author Biographies

Susana Verdinelli, Walden University College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Susana Verdinelli, Psy.D., is a core full time faculty in the doctoral program in counseling psychology at the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Walden University. Susana has a Doctor in Psychology from Our Lady of the Lake University, a Masters degree in School Psychology and a Masters degree in Educational Psychology from the State University of New York, Buffalo. Her research interests include qualitative methods, persons with disabilities in the online environment, resiliency, domestic violence, and psychological well-being.
Norma I. Scagnoli, College of Business University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign, Illinois, United States
Norma I. Scagnoli is the Director of eLearning at the College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research agenda includes qualitative research design and case studies, eLearning design, and evaluation of online projects and programs. She has a bachelor’s degree in English as a Second Language; holds a Master’s degree in Education and a Ph.D. in Human Resource Education. Address: 1206 S. Sixth St., 484 Wohlers Hall, Champaign IL. Phone: 217-333-2652.
Published
2013-07-31
Section
Articles