Preparing data for HyperRESEARCH 2.6
Location of files for use in HyperRESEARCH
It’s a good idea to keep all source files, regardless of type, in the same folder on your hard drive. This may be within the HyperRESEARCH folder, or it may be located elsewhere.
Naming files and Case Structure
Each file should also have a name that readily identifies its contents, and if your CASE structure in HyperRESEARCH is primarily concerned with one document, or each document is primarily concerned with one CASE, have something in the individual data file’s name which links it visually for you with the relevant case.
Might be a female interview mainly connected with CASE 1.
Word Files must be Saved AS Text only:
Files can be transcribed in Word – but must be Saved as, Text only
You can insert ~ Tildes to break file into pages (you will lose normal page numbering)
If you have inserted tildes (~) as page breaks in your source file, you can navigate through the pages using the arrows
If files are broken up by tildes ~ they break up the data into HyperRESEARCH sized pages and you can navigate between the numbered pages using navigation arrows.
If you have not done this you lose little in the way of advantages, the page number will read 1 of 1 and you will scroll in the normal way.
NOTE re ~ tildes : if ever you want to apply one code across all the data (e.g. ‘female’) it is easier to do it if you have not assigned tildes since you cannot code across a tilde
Units of context recognized usefully by HyperRESEARCH
The units of context which will be useful in HyperRESEARCH are the sentence identified by full stops, question marks etc; and paragraphs. Do not make paragraphs too long if you can avoid it.
Figure 1. Saving As plain text in Word