Qualitative or Quantitative? Data Archiving in Documentation, Research and Teaching

Dominique Joye


In this article some of the conceptual and technical issues relating to data archiving in relation to documentation, research, and teaching are discussed. From a meta-perspective, there are a number of similarities between qualitative and quantitative data treatment but, on closer inspection, some important differences can be identified, which are due in part to different goals of each approach, and in part to different technical demands inherent in the diverse data. Overall, however, the proximity and complementarity of both approaches reveal important synergies and possibilities in research and teaching, for which archives can play an instrumental role.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0502394



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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17169/fqs-6.2.462

Copyright (c) 2005 Dominique Joye

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