I will pay for the following essay Interpreting qualitative data is a craft that needs practice it is not just a technique to be mastered (James, 2012: 14). Crit. The essay is to be 4 pages with three

I will pay for the following essay Interpreting qualitative data is a craft that needs practice it is not just a technique to be mastered (James, 2012: 14). Crit. The essay is to be 4 pages with three to five sources, with in-text citations and a reference page.

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Based on the above background, this paper assesses the argument, “interpreting qualitative is a craft that needs practice. it is not just a technique to be mastered”. The paper will assess the process of qualitative data analysis involving the role of computer aided data analysis software, which is a development brought in qualitative research method (James, 2012). Geertz (1973) asserts that sound interpretation on any subject comes from individuals’ experiences on that subject. It is the individual personal experiences that matter in qualitative analysis and interpretation (as cited in James, 2012). The author argues that indulging in experience is relatively more important than abstract speculation (models or tools) in qualitative interpretation (Westbrook, 1994). According to James (2012), qualitative interpretation is about exploring people’s lives. This is what anthropologists do as they study people’s lives to bring certain significant findings. Geertz extends this view by describing qualitative interpretation as a method of knowing of what others’ have already known in any subject. This is what modern literature defines as secondary research, which is a significant part of qualitative interpretation (James, 2012). Schmid (1981) describes qualitative interpretation as an exploration process of empirical evidences (as cited in Krefting, 1991). The empirical evidences when explored mean the collection of the past data as projected by authors and researches in their previous studies. Furthermore, the author asserts that the researcher’s viewpoint is deliberately important in any qualitative interpretation. It is the critical viewpoint of the researcher that matters in qualitative reasoning and interpretation (Krefting, 1991). According to the literature of qualitative research, naturalistic inquiry is part of qualitative assessment (Erlandson, 1993). Naturalistic inquiry refers to the analysis of the behavior of individuals who are part of a particular study such as participants, observers or investigators (Flick, 2009). The behavioral analysis refers to the analysis of sociological, cultural, and environment factors, which have a direct influence on the behaviors of the people (Sutehall &amp. Sque, 2010). The naturalistic inquiry demands from the researcher his or her imaginative thinking and for that reason no qualitative interpretation begins without the scientific imagination, as Geertz describe in his famous essay “Thick Description” (Geertz, 1973). Laura (1991) depicts that qualitative interpretation requires qualitative reasoning, which comes from the accumulated knowledge of the researcher (Krefting, 1991). Knowledge deliberately emanates logic and reasoning, which is an opening ground for solid interpretation. Kirk and Miller (1996) identified knowledge of life history, ethnography and demography as important for researchers (Krefting, 1991). The authors signify that by attaining knowledge of these areas, researchers are able to evolve with the process of interpretation, which demands compulsive thinking, and mind reasoning abilities (Sullivan, 2002). Moreover, the contemporary literature asserts that reflexivity is one dimension of qualitative interpretation (Trainor &amp. Graue, 2013). It is the reflection of one’s own ideas on others’ thoughts that makes interpretation comprehensive and effective (Flick, 2009).

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