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6. Presenting Qualitative Research

  1. When planning the presentation of qualitative data, consider that the data are:
    1. Subjective
    2. Interpretative
    3. Descriptive
    4. Holistic
    5. Copious
  2. It may be suggested that the researcher base the structure of the presentation of the research around the categories or themes that have emerged
  3. The themes or categories may be presented as sections with relevant sub-sections
  4. Quotes can be used to demonstrate and or inform or support findings, but it is recommended that the researcher consider the reliability and validity of each quote
  5. Consideration may also be given to whether or not qualitative data can be represented in a quantitative form (i.e. 6 out of 10 people...)