There is no substitute for having a clear idea of what you are looking for — your research question(s) — and continuing to stay as close as possible to the data as it emerges raw from the participants, the texts, the documents and so on, so that you can get a ‘feel’ for what is emerging. Then you stand back; clarify the areas of questions, the theories and the conceptual framework; and start to put it all into some kind of order, so that your data can genuinely be analysed, and findings drawn from the analysis that relate to your original questions and conceptual framework.
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