Organizing Your Data

This excerpt comes from an email reply I gave to someone inquiring about case study data collection and how to keep the data organized. You can think of it as Rachna’s simple plan for collecting, analyzing, and writing up qualitative data: For this kind of...

Do your research in 3 waves.

Consider completing your research in 3 waves. Wave 1: General Overview, broad information Wave 2: More specific information related to your topic Wave 3: Quotations/citations/very specific facts related to your topic. So, if you’re just starting out, your...

How much research is enough?

I’m often asked, “How much research is enough?”- and I have a rule of thumb I like to share about this. I suggest that, for every major point, you should have at least three, but no more than seven, sources to support that point. Usually, if you have...