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Qualitative Data Collection under the ‘New Normal’ in Zimbabwe

Version 1 : Received: 21 September 2021 / Approved: 22 September 2021 / Online: 22 September 2021 (10:20:11 CEST)

How to cite: Ndhlovu, E. Qualitative Data Collection under the ‘New Normal’ in Zimbabwe. Preprints 2021, 2021090371 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202109.0371.v1). Ndhlovu, E. Qualitative Data Collection under the ‘New Normal’ in Zimbabwe. Preprints 2021, 2021090371 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202109.0371.v1).

Abstract

The newly discovered coronavirus (COVID-19) has disrupted traditional methods of conducting research, particularly qualitative research. However, there remains a number of methods by which qualitative data can still be collected. These include the use of digital voice, video, and text-based tools, online surveys, and content analysis. Text-based sources can help to overcome the limitations of time and space, and also can be cost-effective. This chapter draws from data collected from 12 participants across Zimbabwe and demonstrates how these tools can be used to generate data or to sample data that is already available to satisfy research questions and meet research objectives. It recommends researchers to experiment with new ways of collecting qualitative data while also observing safety protocols and ethical considerations.

Keywords

COVID-19; digital data collection; qualitative; Zimbabwe

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