Grounded Theory for Qualitative Research

Glaser and Strauss (1967); Strauss and Corbin (1990); Glaser (1992) based on Dick, Bob (2005)  Grounded theory: a thumbnail sketch ... Grounded theory begins with a research situation, and observations regarding such a situation. Constant comparison is the heart of the process. Compare interview data with other interview data, then make theories, compare that theory to interview data, …

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Glasses: This Object and its Origin

Objects exist in multiplicity. The physicality of this specific pair of glasses is just one perspective in defining these glasses. From where did these glasses come? Of what materials are these glasses crafted? What parts of these glasses are unique to myself? What important milestones have these glasses passed? Where and when do these glasses …

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Research Methods: Readings II

"Why Should Engineers and Scientists Be Worried About Color?" Link Bernice E. Rogowitz and Lloyd A. Treinish With the color map on the left, elevation is a continuous variable. However, its corresponding color scale ranges among approximately 5 discrete color categories. This confuses the reader. "One result of this work has been a set of colormaps …

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Research Methods: Readings

The Eyes Have It: A Task by Data Type Taxonomy for Information Visualizations Ben Shneiderman (1996) Information Seeking Mantra: Overview first, zoom and filter, then details-on-demand An issue arise as information systems grow in size--how to design for two cases: known-item search and browsing for patterns (In 1996) GUIs are becoming more advanced, more detailed, …

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Plot and ggplot2 with R-Studio

Data from Vision Problems in the U.S. provides estimates of the prevalence of eye-disorders in the US by state in adults 40 and older. Here is the initial outputs of my work with R-Studio statistical software: When plot() is envoked on R-Studio, a matrix of plots are established by header columns. This particular function ran very slow, …

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