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SANCHEZ, Maream J.; FERNANDEZ, Mariela  and  DIAZ, Juan C.. Data collection techniques and instruments: analysis and processing by the qualitative researcher. RCUISRAEL [online]. 2021, vol.8, n.1, pp.107-121. ISSN 2631-2786.

The purpose of this article is to analyze and interpret the plurality of perspectives that show us the coincident and opposed points of view between the researcher and the subjects, being paradoxically one of the aspects that enriches and feeds the complexity and diversity of techniques and instruments of information collection in the analysis and processing of qualitative research. Among the techniques of information collection considered, the following stand out: participant observation, nominal group, Delphi, in-depth interview, focal groups, documentary review, research workshop and projective techniques, and as far as the instruments are concerned, the observation guide, anecdotes, researcher's diary and artifacts. In relation to the analysis and processing of the investigated information, the analytical induction, constant comparative method, codification, dense description, content analysis and discourse analysis, mapping perspective and triangulation are emphasized. Each and every one of them allows revealing how the subjects involved in an investigation think, feel and act, which is the main reason why it is essential to apply each technique and instrument adequately, providing an enormous wealth of information that can correct the biases inherent to each method.

Keywords : techniques and instruments; analysis and processing; qualitative; researcher..

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