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Qualitative Research: Cleaning Text

Cleaning Text

Often you will need to reformat or clean the text you collect, for easier use in analytical tools.

Cleaning/Parsing guide from A. Zoss

See Introduction to Text Analysis, Cleaning/Parsing tab for:

  • File conversion
  • Manually structuring with Word and Excel; help with regular expressions
  • Correcting/standardizing text

Re-formatting instructions

The textual data you gather often needs to be re-formatted for use in analysis software.